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Savannah River Site mixed-oxide program needs at least $300 million more, report says

...That method involves diluting the plutonium with an inert, nonradioactive material, then sending it to the nuclear waste site in New Mexico, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, for burial.The New Mexico plant is not accepting waste as a result...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-20/savannah-river-site-mixed-oxi
SC fined Vogtle, temporarily blocked shipments last year

...of spent resin radioactive waste at the Energy Solutions processing side of South Carolina's low-level radioactive waste site in Barnwell. Southern Nuclear had shipped it from Vogtle.On June 25, inspection staff at the Barnwell Processing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-07/sc-fined-vogtle-temporar
What a hazardous waste

...ahem, "MOX alternatives" in 12 to 18 months.Shuttering the MOX facility, and the defunding of the Yucca Mountain waste site by Obama five years ago, means hazardous nuclear material that could have been converted to fuel will be stored at SRS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-14/what-hazardous-waste
Meth lab cleanup at Georgia motels lacks firm rules

...used in meth lab production are common household and agriculture products, and as a result, there are no hazardous waste site issues under state cleanup requirements for environmental protection. The chemicals vary depending on the process but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-31/meth-lab-cleanup-georgia-mot
Augusta toxic waste site permitted to stop treating groundwater

...three decades of environmental cleanup, an Augusta toxic waste site has been given permission to stop treating contaminated...Superfund list that includes the nation's worst hazardous waste sites in 1984, after arsenic was detected in groundwater...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-10/augusta-toxic-waste-site-per
NM nuke leak raises questions

...including hopes by DOE that it can ship hotter, liquid waste from leaking tanks at Washington state's Hanford nuclear waste site. New Mexico Environment Secretary Ryan Flynn said the state will be looking closely at what caused the leak that exposed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-28/nm-nuke-leak-raises-ques
Wildlife roams near downtown Denver

...where the U.S. Army made mustard gas during World War II was once on the Superfund list of high-priority hazardous waste sites. Its transformation, completed in 2010, was no easy journey. But Tom Dougherty, a former regional director of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/2012-10-25/wildlife-roams-near-downtown-denver
UGA testing hair for toxins

...testing human hair at the request of Brunswick residents worried about the health effects of four abandoned hazardous waste sites nearby, but few people outside the area took advantage of the $20 test.The extension service collected about 200...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-04-21/uga-testing-hair-toxins
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Senate committee to discuss how to choose nuclear waste sites

Testimony will begin next week on legislation that would create a federal agency to manage and dispose of spent fuel from U.S. commercial nuclear plants.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-07-22/senate-committee-discuss
Report seeks restart of Yucca Mountain project

...and the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control, which helps regulate nuclear power plants and waste sites.Most organizations interviewed identified two broad lessons for developing a future waste management strategy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-05-11/report-seeks-restart-yucca-mo
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