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Savannah River Site Cleanup

Savannah River Site Cleanup

Savannah River Site (SRS)

LWVSC Comments, July 2019: An independent arm of the Department of Energy with a mission of "Preventing nuclear weapons proliferation and reducing the threat of nuclear and radiological terrorism around the world .." has made an astounding proposal to produce plutonium pits for warheads at SRS. This new mission for SRS, with a history of both on- and off-site contamination elsewhere, received support from over 20 community representatives the United Way, mayors, chambers of commerce, etc. The League opposes this proposal and supports site cleanup. SRS Plutonium Pits Proposal

SAVANNAH RIVER SITE NUCLEAR WASTE UPDATE for LWV/SC CONVENTION, May 2019. Good news about the Mixed Oxide Plant and tank cleanup, very troublesome proposal to build warhead pits at SRS, and status of international high-level waste shipments from Germany and Canada to SRS. Convention on SRS Nuclear Waste Issues

NUCLEAR WASTE IN SOUTH CAROLINA, An Issue Brief for South Carolina Citizens, League of Women Voters of South Carolina, December 13, 2013

FIRST ISSUE BRIEF, IN 1997 Dr. Mary T. Kelly, a chemist and Natural Resources Director for the League of Women Voters of South Carolina, authored a ground-breaking document The Aging of the Nuclear State: A Survey of South Carolina's Nuclear Utilities which described the nuclear industry in South Carolina. Dr. Kelly wanted to uncover the facts and particularly to focus public attention on the leaking tanks of neglected high-level waste at what is now called the Savannah River Site (SRS).