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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.