Paducah, KY – A report Tuesday morning says cylinders in which depleted uranium is stored at the Paducah gaseous diffusion plant may be corroding. A federal memo says toxic gas was mistakenly left in the cylinders. The Courier-Journal obtained a copy of the memo that says about 1,800 cylinders at the plant had been used in the past to store phosgene, a chemical warfare gas. The memo was from the Department of Energy Inspector General's Office to nuclear facilities in Paducah, Oak Ridge, Tennessee and Portsmouth, Ohio.
Franklin, KY – Kentucky state police have captured a Texas fugitive in Simpson County. A release from state police spokesman Jimmy Kitchens says 32 year old Melvin Alexander was captured Wednesday night after he fled from themm off Interstate 65. He's accused of kidnapping his wife, who was found safe. Alexander fled into a wooded area but was hunted down as several police agencies converged on the area. Tracking dogs were used and there was a Tennessee Highway patrol helicopter involved.