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Heavy fines loom over MOX project

The U.S. Department of Energy could have to pay South Carolina $1 million a day if it fails to remove or convert one metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium by the end of the year.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-16/heavy-fines-loom-over-mo
South Carolina, Kansas governors warn administration they'll sue if Guantanamo detainees sent to their states

...requiring voters to present identification was ultimately upheld in federal court. Last year, the state sued the U.S. Department of Energy over its plans to mothball a nuclear fuel repurposing project at the Savannah River Site. And South Carolina...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-25/south-carolina-kansas-governo
South Carolina grants temporary stay on penalties at SRS salt-waste plant

In a statement issued Wednesday, SRS said South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control will refrain from enforcing civil penalties through Dec. 18 for the site's Salt Waste Processing Facility while discussions continue with the U.S. Department of Energy to establish new treatment capacities, schedules and funding sources.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-11-04/south-carolina-grants-tempora
Cost of electric heat varies across Augusta region

...recovering financing costs associated with the project," the company said.In its annual winter outlook, the U.S. Department of Energy forecast that homes heating primarily with electricity, which is about 63 percent of all households in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-21/cost-electric-heat-varies-acr
Work vehicle accident reported at SRS

...while preparing to perform construction work at Savannah River Site, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Energy.The release said the subcontractor employee was hit by another Grade South worker while walking in a construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-22/work-vehicle-accident-reporte
Savannah River Site environmentally safe, report says

...announced Thursday that radioactive and chemical discharges during 2014 were well below federal, state and U.S. Department of Energy regulations and standards set to protect the public, environment and workers at the nuclear reservation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-01/savannah-river-site-enviro
Parsons refines Salt Waste Processing Facility responsibility ahead of federal inspection

Parsons Government Services is teaming up with Savannah River Site administrators to ensure a critical nuclear waste treatment facility passes federal inspection and is operational by December 2018.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-16/parsons-refines-salt-waste-pr
Nonessential work suspended at SRS plant after plutonium storage incident

...to procedural adherence.""Upon completion of these actions, deliberate operations as defined by the (U.S. Department of Energy's) Conduct of Operations Man ual can be resumed for applicable organizations," Smoak said. "Otherwise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-15/nonessential-work-suspended-s
Pavey: Georgia's oldest public fishing area, in McDuffie County, has turned 50

...Saturdays during the month of September (5, 12, 19, and 26). The 10,600-acre site is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy and managed by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The area is located in Aiken County, along...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/rob-pavey/2015-08-22/pavey-georgias
SC lawmakers want documents from MOX study

Members of South Carolina's congressional delegation have asked the U.S. Department of Energy to turn over all notes related to an independent cost analysis of Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-31/sc-lawmakers-want-documents-m