Stories by Meg Mirshak

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015

SRS manager focused on waste management

Savannah River Site's new manager Jack Craig wants to keep Savannah River Site from becoming a long-term storage location for nuclear waste, he said during an interview with The Augusta Chronicle.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, Aug 10, 2015

Vogtle moves module weighing 1,140 tons

A 560-foot tall heavy lift derrick, known as the world's largest crane, placed the CA01 module into its permanent placement on the Unit 3 nuclear island, according to a Georgia Power Co. news release.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, Aug 9, 2015

Partnership helps ID mosquitoes

In Richmond County, Phinizy Center scientists spend a lot of time in the Apple Valley neighborhood off Mike Padgett Highway. The area has the worst mosquito population in the county, according to ...
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

SRS facility halts operations

Operations at a Savannah River Site facility that mixes nuclear waste with molten glass were halted until at least October after a chemical used in the process was found to be flammable in certain ...
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015

Research supports trout in canal

The Augusta Canal could support a recreational fishery for rainbow trout but there are still obstacles to creating one for fishermen to enjoy.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015

EPA plan credits new nuclear reactors

Nuclear construction like that under way at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle got a boost this week in a proposal unveiled by the Obama administration.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, July 31, 2015

C-SPAN's Augusta features airing this weekend

Augusta's historical sites and local authors will be in the television spotlight this weekend. C-SPAN's Cities Tour series showcases the Garden City's literary life on Saturday and history on Sunday.
By Meg Mirshak

Avett Brothers returning to Augusta

The Avett Brothers, a Grammy Award-nominated folk-rock band, is coming to Augusta's Bell Auditorium on Oct. 16.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Event focuses on human trafficking

Adrianne Marcía Fernandez wants to get Augusta talking about sexual exploitation, and she's starting the conversation with young women in the community.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ben Folds performing with Augusta symphony

Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Ben Folds will perform at Riverwalk Augusta's Jessye Norman Amphitheater with Symphony Orchestra Augusta.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, July 27, 2015

Armed man guards military recruiting offices

The Pentagon's plea for Americans not to take up arms to guard military recruitment centers did not stop Martinez resident Jim Stachowiak from doing just that Monday.
By Meg Mirshak

Annual college night Sept. 10

The annual CSRA College Night for high school students will be Sept. 10 at James Brown Arena.
By Meg Mirshak

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Family searches for parents to adopt Chinese boy

Six-year-old Noah's vacation from a Chinese orphanage is much more than a foreign exchange trip or a sightseeing tour of the United States. It's his chance to find a new family.
By Meg Mirshak

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Commander installed for Eisenhower hospital

Army Col. Michael A. Weber was installed as commander of Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon on Wednesday.
By Meg Mirshak

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Drought worsens in South Carolina

As sparse rainfall and extreme high temperatures persist, worsening drought conditions in South Carolina have left corn, soybeans, pastures and other crops withering in the dry ground.
By Meg Mirshak

Monday, July 20, 2015

Research center studying river flow through wildlife

Fish and water bugs in the Savannah River will play a key role in developing a drought management plan for Thurmond Lake and the waters flowing downstream.
By Meg Mirshak

SRS leader transfers to New Mexico site

A top U.S. Department of Energy leader at Savannah River Site has been reassigned to a new position fffat the Los Alamos Field Office in New Mexico.
By Meg Mirshak

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Aiken County a popular stop for GOP candidates

Once again, Aiken County is a hot bed for Republican presidential campaign stops. Some candidates hoping to win the GOP nomination have already made visits to Aiken, and more will likely make a visit.
By Meg Mirshak

Friday, July 17, 2015

Marine facilities alter local security procedures

The U.S. Marine Corps altered security procedures at its facilities Friday following a shooting rampage at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. that killed four Marines.
By Meg Mirshak

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Surplus SRS materials sold

Surplus laboratory tools, fire engines, electrical turbines and other equipment from Savannah River Site are being sold for funds to support economic development activities in five counties.
By Meg Mirshak
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