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Important steps at SRS make the world safer

...all significant steps and meaningful accomplishments, particularly the tank closure. We congratulate the U.S. Department of Energy and SRS contractors, as well as regulators; the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-07-04/important-steps-
Privatizing the storage of nuclear plants' used fuel is worth pursuing

...nuclear power plants around the United States.This measure is potentially a giant step forward, because the U.S. Department of Energy's lack of progress in solving the waste problem remains a major drag on the growth of nuclear power. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-06-28/privatizing-stor
Final federal loan guarantee finalized for Plant Vogtle project

Five years after the U.S. Department of Energy offered loan guarantees to three utility partners building reactors at Plant Vogtle, the last agreement was finalized Wednesday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-24/final-federal-loan-guarantee-
As gas nudges up, I have ways to save you on summer driving

...gasoline. I dug through my files and found a pamphlet on conserving fuel, published many years ago by the U.S. Department of Energy.One of its big points was that I could save 12 percent on my gas bill by keeping my car tuned, 15 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-06-07/gas-nudges-i-have-ways-save-y
U.S. Energy Department yet to release environmental document on potential German waste shipments to SRS

...to finish a report.Nearly a year after a public hearing on proposed German nuclear waste shipments, the U.S. Department of Energy says a required report on environmental impacts awaits completion. A draft of the environmental assessment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-23/us-energy-department-yet-rele
Mercury, faulty valve found in SRS waste tanks

...Giusti stated Thursday in a news release the incidents with the liquid-waste system were reported to the U.S. Department of Energy by site contractor Savannah River Remediation. No workers were injured or exposed to mercury, and corrections...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-07/mercury-faulty-valve-found-s
Thomson fuel station now offers an alternative option

...000 vehicles in the U.S., and more than 15 million worldwide, powered by natural gas, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.It listed the alternative fuel as having several benefits when used for transportation, including lower...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-05/thomson-fue
Savannah River Site gets extension for tank closure, ending dispute with South Carolina

...high-level nuclear waste storage tank, ending a dispute with South Carolina over cleanup deadlines at the U.S. Department of Energy facility.The site has until May 31, 2016, to empty and permanently seal in place tank 12, according to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-05-01/savannah-river-site-gets-ext
Cost estimate for MOX facility at Savannah River Site swells to $47.5 billion

...billion in a report released to Congress on Wednesday, according to the NNSA, a semi-autonomous branch of the U.S. Department of Energy that manages the MOX facility.Congress ordered Aerospace Corp., a California-based federally-funded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-22/cost-estimate-mox-facility-sa
Study asserts Georgia does have Lyme disease

...on Saturdays during the month of May (2, 9, 16, 23, and 30). The 10,600-acre site is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and located in Aiken County, along the Savannah River near Jackson.Access is through the check station gate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-04-17/study-asserts-georgia-do