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DOE Hearing Article PDF Print E-mail
Nuclear Energy

Residents show mixed feelings on German fuel at SRS

By Derrek Asberry from the Aiken Standard

Georgia Sierra Club member Sam Booher asked the crowd at the North Augusta Community Center a simple question: Does opening the door for Germany mean the Savannah River Site is opening the door for other countries' nuclear material?

Booher was one of several on Tuesday who stated his position on SRS potentially accepting highly-enriched uranium, or HEU, from Germany during a public comment meeting.

 

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A Zombie Forest PDF Print E-mail
Nuclear Energy

Decay takes a holiday: the wickedness beneath the “Chernobyl wild paradise” myth and the rotten implications for ecosystems and radiation science

Zombie forest?

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April 26, 2014 will mark 28 years since the Chernobyl nuclear reactor exploded causing an unprecedented nuclear catastrophe. In a creepy revelation, the forests around Chernobyl are having difficulty decomposing.

You can read the full article by clicking on the title.

 
WIPP Troubles PDF Print E-mail
Nuclear Energy

Only US Nuclear Weapons Waste Storage Site Still Closed and Hot

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News
22 April 14
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obody’s ever tried to fix an underground radiation accident before
More than two months after Plutonium and Americium leaked from the supposedly leak-proof underground nuclear weapons waste storage facility in Carlsbad, New Mexico, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) still does not know what caused the leak almost half a mile underground, but on April 17, an exploration crew found increasing radiation levels before retreating to safety. DOE plans to send more teams, or robots, into the storage area to find the source of the radioactive contamination.
Read more: WIPP Troubles
 
Help Protect SC's Waters PDF Print E-mail
Water Quality

Edisto River Conflict Reveals Need for Greater Protection of SC’s Rivers

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California is facing one of the worst water crises in its history.  The state's drought has drawn down lakes, rivers and reservoirs that are needed for industry, agriculture and drinking water.  A number of communities will run out of water in forty- to sixty-days if there is no rain.  If South Carolina does not plan carefully for the future use of its water, it may face the same crisis.  We will be forced to choose among agricultural, industrial and recreational use and habitat protection, as is happening in California.

Read more: Help Protect SC's Waters
 
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