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Aug 31, 2020

Feds to pay $600M to S.C., remove waste from nuclear site

The U.S. government will pay $600 million to the state of South Carolina for dumping nuclear waste at the Savannah River Site, the largest settlement in the state’s history, South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Aug. 31. In the early 2000s, the federal government disposed of 9.5 metric tons of plutonium waste at […]

Sep 20, 2019

Groups threaten to sue over nuclear weapons work at US labs

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Nuclear watchdog groups say they will sue if the U.S. government doesn’t conduct a nationwide programmatic environmental review of its plans to expand production of key components for the nation’s nuclear arsenal. Federal officials have set a deadline of 2030 for ramped-up production of plutonium pits. The work will be […]

Feb 21, 2017

South Carolina’s $100M nuclear claim against feds dismissed

COLUMBIA (AP) A federal judge has put a stop, for now, to South Carolina’s pursuit of $100 million in fines the state says it’s owed by the federal government over an unfinished plutonium processing project. U.S. District Judge Michelle Childs ruled that the U.S. Court of Federal Claims is the proper forum for the state’s […]

Jul 1, 2016

Judge considers nuclear fuel dispute between SC, Energy Dept

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — It’s now up to a federal judge to decide if South Carolina’s lawsuit against the federal government over an unfinished plutonium processing project should be dismissed, or if the state’s pursuit of millions of dollars in fees should move forward. During a hearing in federal court in Columbia, attorney Randy Lowell […]

Jun 7, 2016

Japanese plutonium arrives in SC, despite Haley’s objections

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A shipment of plutonium from Japan arrived Monday at a South Carolina nuclear site, despite objections from Gov. Nikki Haley to her state being used as storage for such materials. In a news release, the National Nuclear Security Administration confirmed that 331 kilograms of plutonium had arrived at the Savannah River […]

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