Mon., April 11, 2011 7:11pm
The impact of radiation leaking from Japan's tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant still isn’t clear. Near Augusta, scientists are studying another kind of radioactive contamination. It comes from decades ago, when the Savannah River Site produced the nation's nuclear weapons. Noel Brown reports on how turtles, alligators and water birds are tracking nuclear cleanup.
Fri., March 25, 2011 3:41pm
The newest member of the state Public Service Commission says fallout from Japan’s tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors could slow America’s nuclear growth. Commissioner Tim Echols says the solution is privatizing the nation’s nuclear waste disposal.
Thu., February 17, 2011 5:38pm
A nuclear weapons recycling facility under construction near Augusta is having a hard time keeping workers on the job. Officials say expansion of the country’s commercial nuclear power industry could be to blame.
Wed., January 26, 2011 4:16pm
Plans by the state to conduct radiation tests in areas close to a former nuclear weapons plant near Augusta have been put on hold. It’s because the U.S. Department of Energy can’t fund the program until its budget is passed.
Fri., January 7, 2011 5:43pm
Georgia’s U.S. lawmakers want the Obama Administration to bring back plans for a nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The comments come after officials looking into the country’s nuclear future visited the Savannah River Site near Augusta.
Wed., January 5, 2011 5:41pm
A federal panel charged with finding new ways to store high level nuclear waste will tour the Savannah River Site near Augusta Thursday. The Blue Ribbon Commission for America’s Nuclear Future was created by the Obama administration last year after it scrapped plans for a waste repository at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas.
Wed., December 1, 2010 4:48pm
Officials at the Savannah River Site near Augusta are waiting for congress to approve their budget for next year. The wait could affect operations at the site involving spent nuclear fuel.
Mon., October 11, 2010 2:43pm
The U.S. Department of Energy is fining two contractors at the Savannah River Site near Augusta. The fines come after a string of accidents at the nuclear facility last year.
Mon., September 27, 2010 6:20pm
A federal panel plans to visit the Augusta area next year to look at alternatives for storing the nation’s radioactive waste. It has some environmentalists worried.
Thu., September 2, 2010 4:12pm
A July spill at the Savannah River Site has prompted officials at the nuclear facility to take a closer look at safety procedures. That's because officials say the response took too long.