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Huge Areva cutbacks may not kill 300 of the firm’s Idaho jobs

Here's a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says news that France's state-controlled nuclear giant Areva has decided to suspend plans to build a uranium enrichment plant in eastern Idaho may not be as it sounds. Areva announced Tuesday a series of job cuts and other steps to make the company profitable after a disastrous 2011. Otter Spokesman Jon Hanian says the governor met with Areva officials this week and was briefed on the company's strategy. But Hanian says the company intends to keep as many as 300 engineering, design and planning jobs already in place at the Eagle Rock Enrichment Facility near Idaho Falls. Hanian says Areva intends to fund those jobs through 2012. Areva won a license to build and operate the planned $3 billion gas centrifuge uranium enrichment plant in October.

Click below for a full report from the Associated Press.

Areva gets U.S. license for Idaho plant

France's state-owned nuclear reactor builder on Wednesday won a U.S. license to build and operate a gas centrifuge uranium enrichment plant in eastern Idaho, the AP reports, a key step in the company's plans to expand production of nuclear fuel in the United States. Click below for AP reporter John Miller's full article.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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