United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment


NRC's Regional Office in Atlanta (Region II) is responsible for carrying out the agency's duties in Kentucky. No operating nuclear reactors are located in Kentucky. However, the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) is currently operating a Gaseous Diffusion Uranium Enrichment Facility in Paducah, KY, which is leased from the U.S. Department of Energy and has been regulated by the NRC since March 4, 1997. Kentucky is an Agreement State.

More information about Kentucky's role in ensuring the safe use of radioactive materials can be obtained from the NRC Office of State Program's Directory of State Regulations, Legislation, and Web Sites.

Operating Nuclear Power Reactors

  • none

Facilities Undergoing Decommissioning

  • none
Page Last Reviewed/Updated Tuesday, June 30, 2015