DOE is withholding over $3 million from two contractors whose employees were burned in an electrical accident, an acid spill and a finger destroying crane incident. These accidents were from 2009 and do not include the recent plutonium exposure case for last June.
Rob Pavey of the Augustra Chronicle reports that Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and Parsons Innovations and Technology Group are the accident prone contractors at the Savannah River Site finally got the attention of the Department of Energy.
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A new study released Tuesday by Oceana says that Atlantic Ocean winds can power much of the East Coast. It says that wind could produce 30 percent more energy than oil and gas and can be cost competitive with natural gas and nuclear energy.
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Though the DOE contractors responsible for the Tank cleanup are not talking, DOE public affairs is taking issue with the new GAO report saying delays and cost overruns ($1.5 billion) plague the high level liquid waste clean-up on 22 of the million gallon high level liquid waste tanks at the Savannah River Site.
Continue reading DOE Disagrees With Critical GAO Report On SRS Tanks
Aiken, S.C. – Radioactive tank remediation at the Department of Energy Savannah River Site will cost forty percent more than originally estimated and take years longer than contractors and DOE officials estimated. Two huge tank farms, many filled with highly radioactive waste poured into the tanks beginning in the 1950s, made SRS an EPA Superfund site. The waste came from building thermonuclear weapons. At SRS they separated the plutonium and created tritium gas to boost the atomic bombs into hydrogen bombs. All this liquid helps make SRS the most radioactive and dangerous site in the United States.
Continue reading Savannah River Site Tank Clean-Up To Cost More and Take Longer