Mon., September 10, 2012 4:02pm
The owners of a liquified natural gas import facility on Elba Island near Savannah are seeking permission to export LNG. Southern LNG is asking the US Energy Department to approve a request to ship up to $4 million a year out of the country through Georgia.
Tue., July 24, 2012 4:02pm
Work is picking up at the mixed-oxide fuel plant under construction at the Savannah River Site near Augusta. So federal regulators are spending more time reviewing the project as it nears completion in 2016. Regulators met with the public Tuesday to answer questions and provide updates about the U.S. Department of Energy plant, which is roughly 60 percent complete.
Thu., March 29, 2012 2:13pm
Federal energy officials say, they're permanently closing two underground storage tanks that once held radioactive waste at the Savannah River Site near Augusta. The US built the tanks during the Cold War and started cleaning them up in the 1980's. Officials hailed the closures. But they also noted, there are 47 more such tanks that need to be made permanently safe.
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.
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.
Fri., May 13, 2011 4:14pm
The U.S Department of Energy should restart plans for a permanent storage site for the country’s nuclear waste, according to a recent report. The canceled project would have housed tons of waste from Georgia power plants.
Wed., April 20, 2011 3:24pm
The U.S. Department of Energy wants to redesign a nuclear reprocessing facility under construction near Augusta. The agency is struggling to find customers willing to use the experimental fuel.
Thu., April 14, 2011 3:30pm
A grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will foster nuclear studies at five Augusta-area colleges. The award comes with a rise in demand for nuclear workers.
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.