Officials at the Savannah River site near Augusta say it’s too early to tell how a new federal report will affect storage of spent nuclear fuel at the facility. President Obama’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future released its findings today.
A Republican-led house committee says the Obama administration had no scientific basis for closing Nevada’s Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository. U.S. Congressman Paul Broun Wednesday discussed the findings with nuclear industry officials in Augusta.
The U.S Department of Energy should restart plans for a permanent storage site for the country’s nuclear waste, according to a recent report. The canceled project would have housed tons of waste from Georgia power plants.
Georgia’s U.S. lawmakers want the Obama Administration to bring back plans for a nuclear waste repository in Nevada. The comments come after officials looking into the country’s nuclear future visited the Savannah River Site near Augusta.