Augusta’s mayor thinks his region’s economy relies too heavily on government installations like Fort Gordon and the Savannah River Site. Mayor Deke Copenhaver wants to change that with a regional collaboration center focused on the technology, energy and health sectors.
Officials at the Savannah River site near Augusta say it’s too early to tell how a new federal report will affect storage of spent nuclear fuel at the facility. President Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future released its findings today.
A new study suggests impending layoffs at a former nuclear weapons facility near Augusta could deal a blow to the local economy. Noel Brown of WACG in Augusta reports plans to cut nearly 2,000 jobs at the Savannah River Site by next year are already underway.
Officials at the Savannah River Site near Augusta are planning an emergency drill to test the site’s ability to cope with natural disasters in the wake of Japan’s nuclear crisis. The announcement was made before a federal panel that oversees worker and public safety at nuclear weapons facilities across the country.
A Republican-led house committee says the Obama administration had no scientific basis for closing Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. U.S. Congressman Paul Broun Wednesday discussed the findings with nuclear industry officials in Augusta.
The Savannah River Site near Augusta is facing millions of dollars in budget cuts for the rest of the fiscal year. Officials say the reductions could mean more layoffs at the former nuclear weapons facility.