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.
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.
Workers at the Savannah River Site near Augusta are preparing to send equipment to Japan that could help stabilize the country’s tsnumai-damaged nuclear reactors. The shipment will include materials for treating radioactive water.
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.