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Food industry battling over proposal on added-sugar labels

Of all the issues the Obama administration is grappling with, a modest redesign of what food labels say about sweeteners might not have seemed among the more controversial.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-17/food-industry-battling-ove
Cost estimate for MOX facility at Savannah River Site swells to $47.5 billion

...million in fiscal year 2015, and the same amount was proposed for 2016.Ed Lyman, senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists and a critic of the MOX program, said the NNSA has no reason to withhold the report from the public. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-04-22/cost-estimate-mox-facility-sa
Georgia Power tallying costs of Plant Vogtle construction delays

...customers.Peter Bradford, a Carter-era member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and vice chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the complexity, size and safety considerations of reactors make them inherently more costly than other...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-02-12/georgia-pow
Transparency motivates longtime nuclear activist

...report cited the program as an example of mismanaged government projects needing reform. Two days later, the Union of Concerned Scientists released a study advocating alternatives to MOX that better protect plutonium from potential terrorist activity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-17/transparency-motivates-longt
Union of Concerned Scientists calls for closing down MOX facility at Savannah River Site

...that better protects the nation from potential terrorist activity.The report was issued Wednesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading science-based nonprofit. The MOX program has failed the nation's efforts to dispose of excess...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-14/union-concerned-scientis
Small modular reactor development faces slow, fading progress at Savannah River Site

...NuScale has continued to move toward operating its first SMR by 2025.Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said the push to develop small modular reactors has lost momentum. The viability of the mini-reactors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-11/small-modular-reactor-develo
Charleston, Hatteras among national landmarks threatened by climate change, report says

...among the national landmarks threatened by rising sea levels, according to a report released Tuesday by the Union of Concerned Scientists.The report cites 30 such sites nationwide scientists say need to be protected from climate changes ranging...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-05-20/charleston-hatteras-among-nat
SCE&G working to repair cracks at nuclear plant

...company should put a new dome on the building, rather than simply sealing the cracks. David Lochbaum with the Union of Concerned Scientists says that could cost $40 million or more.SCE&G spokeswoman Rhoda O'Banion says the company is ensuring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-11-15/sceg-working-repair-crac
Deal off with single buyer of MOX fuel

...linked to problems with French-made MOX fuels tested by Duke in recent years. Friends of the Earth and the Union of Concerned Scientists reported in August that a test of MOX fuel in Duke's Catawba-1 reactor failed because of abnormal performance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2009-03-14/deal-single-buyer-mox-fuel
Metro | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
Site for MOX is accepted

...re-enforcing steel bars. Although the NRC found no major problems, Dr. Edwin Lyman, a senior analyst for the Union of Concerned Scientists' Global Security Program, said by teleconference Monday night that he was "appalled" that the report failed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2008-12-16/site-mox-accepted
Metro | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy