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.
Fri., October 29, 2010 1:37pm
Officials at the Savannah River Site near Augusta are making plans for a nuclear energy park at the facility. The park would showcase a new breed of small reactors.
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.
Tue., August 10, 2010 3:38pm
An environmental group says, taxpayers are being kept in the dark about an $8 billion federal loan guarantee to build the nation's first new nuclear reactors in 30 years. The Southern Alliance for Clean Energy is suing the U.S. Energy Department over Southern Company's plan to build reactors at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. The group's director says, they've tried for months to get information about the program, but are getting no cooperation.
Wed., June 30, 2010 3:51pm
A federal panel ruled that plans for a nuclear waste repository in Nevada can’t be shelved by the Obama administration. The decision could affect what happens to Georgia’s waste.
Fri., May 7, 2010 2:52pm
Officials with the U.S. Department of Energy are trying to figure out where to send a load of nuclear waste.
Tue., April 6, 2010 12:04pm
A new study shows that nuclear waste shipped from the Savannah River Site n
Fri., March 19, 2010 2:17pm
Radioactive activities were temporarily suspended at a Savannah River Site