Nukewatch Quarterly Fall 2016
On July 26 the Savannah River Site (SRS) Citizens Advisory Board in South Carolina voted ‘no’ on two “position statements;” first, against any acceptance of German nuclear reactor waste at SRS, and second, against any US commercial waste fuel storage at SRS. Though resolutions by this state advisory board aren’t binding, they reflect public sentiment and will likely impact DOE decisions on the two issues. Dozens of groups including the SC League of Women Voters, Don’t Waste Aiken, Carolina Peace Resource Center, the Aiken Peace & Conservation Voters, and members of the Sierra Club worked to educate the board. The positions will be reviewed in one year, so the campaign will continue.
—Tom Clements, Savannah River Site Watch, July 27; and Aiken Standard, July 26, 2016