Tue., July 24, 2012 12:02pm
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.
Mon., April 16, 2012 11:00am
Federal labor officials are expanding the number of people who can receive payments for having illnesses related to the Savannah River Site. The former nuclear weapons facility near Augusta employed thousands of people who later suffered radiation-related illnesses. The agency now is re-opening about 800 cases.
Tue., April 10, 2012 6:00am
Some former employees at the Savannah River Site near Augusta who have been diagnosed with certain types of cancer may be getting some help with medical claims. A program to compensate the cancer victims includes workers whose previous claims might have been rejected.
Fri., July 15, 2011 10:55am
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.
Fri., June 17, 2011 11:55am
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.
Mon., April 18, 2011 11:00am
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.