Stories by Rob Pavey

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Homemade cart solves agency's problem

Gene Knowlton and Duane Wetzel didn't mind a bit when the U.S. Forest Service asked them to help solve an unusual problem.
By Rob Pavey

Explosive reaction

With a pop and a low rumble, the SRS K-reactor cooling tower was reduced to 52 million pounds of rubble.
By Rob Pavey

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gulf oil spill unlikely to hurt Ga. coast

Georgia's coastline unlikely to face direct impacts from the broadening Gulf oil spill, expert says.
By Rob Pavey

SRS cooling tower coming down

Contractors will use explosives Tuesday to demolish the 450-foot cooling tower built for Savannah River Site's K-Reactor.
By Julia Sellers and Rob Pavey

Aiken angler wins Bassmaster

Aiken angler Jason Williamson coaxed a five-fish limit from hometown waters to claim the $100,000 first prize at the Bassmaster Elite Series Pride of Georgia competition.
By Rob Pavey

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Corporal's new canine is trained, ready for action

Storm, a 90-pound shepherd from the Czech Republic, is the Goergia Department of Natural Resources' eighth and newest canine -- and will be used throughout the 21-county region that spans from ...
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Aiken angler leads Bassmaster

Aiken angler Jason Williamson knew it was a good day when his first bite produced the largest fish landed so far in the Bassmaster Elite series Pride of Georgia tournament.
By Rob Pavey

Bassmaster event continues at Thurmond Lake

After three days of practice and two days of competition, a narrowed field of the nation's best pro anglers will fan out across Thurmond Lake for today's round of the Bassmaster Elite Series ...
By Rob Pavey

Friday, May 21, 2010

Concerns on waste sites rejected by safety panel

A contention by environmental groups that Southern Nuclear's plan to add reactors at Plant Vogtle did not adequately address storage issues was rejected this week.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Panel will review SRS waste tank cleanup

The U.S. Energy Department will create an independent technical review panel whose members will be asked to increase the effectiveness of nuclear waste tank cleanup programs at Savannah River ...
By Rob Pavey

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Plant Vogtle drill set for today

A host of state and local agencies will test Southern Nuclear's network of warning sirens, radio signals and emergency-response activities today.
By Rob Pavey
Lake Thurmond from the air is a water resource sought by many

Water an issue in Ga. governor race

Water issues - including those affecting Augusta - will become primary drivers in the 14-way race for Georgia's next governor.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bassmaster returns to Lake Thurmond

This week's event offers anglers a $630,000 purse.
By Rob Pavey

EPA drafts waste rules for river

After years of negotiation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a draft of its broad plan to redefine how much waste can be dumped into the Savannah River.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, May 14, 2010

End of shuttle era disappoints Still

Augusta native and former astronaut Susan Still Kilrain says it's difficult to see America's space shuttle program end this year after three eventful decades.
By Rob Pavey

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Marion Building to be preserved

The vacant Marion Building, once hailed as Augusta's "First Skyscraper," has new owners who hope to preserve the landmark.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Striped bass get radio transmitters

Biologists will be able to follow the Thurmond Lake fish as warmer weather hits.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Keeping SRS waste costs less than Texas storage

A plan to store two trainloads of depleted uranium in Texas would cost at least $8 million more than keeping it at SRS until a permanent home is found.
By Rob Pavey

Costly to store SRS shipment in Texas

A plan to temporarily store two trainloads of SRS depleted uranium in Texas after it was rejected by Utah would prove costly.
By Rob Pavey
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