Tag Archives: Savannah River Site

Another SC nuclear boondoggle could soon meet its end. This time it’s $7B in taxpayer money wasted via Charleston Post Courier

COLUMBIA — It’s a familiar story in South Carolina: Nuclear contractors fail to produce a reliable schedule, start construction with just a fraction of design finished, and let pipes and other material corrode in storage under the watch of government … Continue reading

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Trump administration axes project to generate power from plutonium via Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration plans to kill a project it says would have cost tens of billions of dollars to convert plutonium from Cold War-era nuclear bombs and burn it to generate electricity, according to a document it … Continue reading

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Safety concerns plague key sites proposed for nuclear bomb production via USA Today

  Patrick Malone, Center for Public Integrity The Department of Energy is scheduled to decide within days where plutonium parts for the next generation of nuclear weapons are to be made, but recent internal government reports indicate serious and persistent … Continue reading

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Documentary examines environmental impact of SRS, Vogtle nuclear activity via The Augusta Chronicle

A newly released documentary highlights health and environmental concerns on two of the area’s largest employers – Plant Vogtle and Savannah River Site. Containment, an independent documentary from producers Robb Moss and Peter Galison, takes a closer look at nuclear … Continue reading

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Radioactive leak, other Savannah River Site concerns cited by report via The Aiken Standard

By thomas Gardiner In a report dated Aug. 12, the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board listed a number of issues at the Savannah River Site, including both major management and operations contract companies (Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and Savannah River … Continue reading

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