Thu., February 23, 2012 9:30am
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.
Fri., August 5, 2011 12:00pm
A federal panel has new concerns about nuclear fuel stored at the Savannah River Site near Augusta. The fuel is left over from the site of the world’s first nuclear meltdown.
Fri., July 29, 2011 4:13pm
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.
Fri., July 15, 2011 2:55pm
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.
Wed., June 22, 2011 5:16pm
Georgia’s nuclear plants one day could have more options for disposing the tons of spent reactor fuel they create. Federal regulators are considering letting private companies recycle the fuel.
Fri., June 17, 2011 3:55pm
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.
Thu., June 16, 2011 11:20am
A congressional committee is expressing concern over rising costs and potential delays at the U.S. Energy Department's mixed oxide fuel project at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.
Mon., June 13, 2011 4:46pm
Looming federal budget cuts could be a problem for Augusta's resilient local economy. That's because a military base and a federal nuclear facility employ thousands in the area.
Wed., June 8, 2011 3:47pm
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.
Wed., June 1, 2011 3:18pm
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.