Tag Archives: Savannah River Site (SRS)


A judge has given the U.S. Department of Energy the green light to begin transporting highly radioactive liquid waste from Ontario, Canada, to South Carolina, but opponents of the shipments say the fight is not over yet. The Sierra Club … Continue reading

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Savannah River board votes to officially oppose accepting German spent nuclear fuel via The Augusta Chronicle

NEW ELLENTON — The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board is not in favor of accepting spent nuclear fuel from Germany. n two separate votes Tuesday, the group voted down a draft recommendation to accept the spent fuel and endorsed … Continue reading

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Plutonium mess: SC wrangling with DOE over nuclear waste facility, Russia grows angry via RT

Approved by Congress as far back as 1998, the Savannah River Site’s Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX) Fabrication Facility is designed to turn weapons-grade plutonium into power plant reactor fuel. Moscow and Washington signed a deal in 2000 under which each … Continue reading

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Sparring for nuclear weapons workers takes South Carolina lawyer down little-used path via McClatchy DC

It’s the domain of Bob Warren, a 71-year-old South Carolina native who almost went broke representing people sickened by radiation and chemicals. Once the top barrister in a four-person legal office, Warren is today the only one left. Warren, who … Continue reading

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In 10,000 years, we’ll know how it ends via the Harvard Gazette

On a recent afternoon at Harvard’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Peter Galison did some quick math to make a monumental point. “Ten thousand years ago,” the Pellegrino University Professor said from a seat in the Harvard Film Archive’s … Continue reading

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Gary Petersen: Proposals on MOX and WIPP compound an uncertain path for Hanford’s nuclear waste via Tri-City Herald

ARY PETERSEN Mid-Columbia Voices Hanford nuclear waste is truly a mixed bag (high-level, low-level, transuranic, greater-than-Class C). This includes medical wastes from hospitals, spent commercial fuel from Columbia Generating Station, and 124 Navy reactor cores from submarines and cruise missiles. … Continue reading

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South Carolina Threatens Washington Over Cleanup via The New York Times

AIKEN, S.C. — The Energy Department began cleaning up an environmental nightmare at the old Savannah River Site nuclear weapons plant here in 1996 and promised a bright future: Within a quarter-century, officials said, they would turn liquid radioactive bomb … Continue reading

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Senators voice MOX support via The Aiken Standard

COLUMBIA — Republican senators from South Carolina and Georgia have called on the Obama administration to continue funding a program to turn weapons-grade plutonium into commercial nuclear reactor fuel, saying that slowing or ending the project would harm international and … Continue reading

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Critics: Don’t let dollars blur the debate on nuclear waste via The State

Experts and activists who doubt chemical reprocessing is the solution to the nation’s creeping commercial nuclear spent-fuel problem Thursday cautioned state and federal officials not to allow jobs and profits to cloud that issue. The nuclear critics made their case … Continue reading

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