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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Biking experts gather in Augusta

In many ways, mountain biking is more than a pastime. It is a national movement -- and this week, its epicenter will be in Augusta.
By Rob Pavey

Opportunities to ride locally increase

Barely a decade ago, Todd Erskine and Troy Willard had few places to pursue their passion for mountain biking. Today, the rugged sport has an exponentially wider local fan base.
By Rob Pavey

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

DOE cancels plutonium change for SRS

The U.S. Energy Department has rescinded an order that would have nearly tripled the amount of plutonium in high-level waste converted to glass at Savannah River Site.
By Rob Pavey

MOX plant inspection results in 3 notices

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's latest round of inspections at the U.S. Energy Department's mixed oxide fuel facility yielded three notices of violation for minor procedural infractions.
By Rob Pavey

Monday, May 3, 2010

DOE rescinds SRS plutonium plan

DOE has rescinded an order that would triple the amount of plutonium in high-level waste converted to glass at SRS.
By Rob Pavey

Lincoln County takes over management of Thurmond Lake park

The Cherokee Recreation Area is under new management through an unusual deal with the Army Corps of Engineers.
By Rob Pavey

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Student organizes 'dream' trip

In an effort to share his knowledge of the outdoors, Price Sewell decided to organize an outing for critically ill children for the Outdoor Dream Foundation.
By Rob Pavey

Top-scoring deer hunters honored

The Georgia Outdoor Writers Association bestowed its annual awards last weekend to the lucky hunters who took the top-scoring deer in Georgia last season.
By Rob Pavey

Friday, April 30, 2010

Ruling questions Vogtle expansion

ATLANTA --- A ruling by a Fulton County judge has called into question the expansion of Plant Vogtle, but a spokesman for the company says the work will continue.
By Rob Pavey

Herbicides suggested for river's weed problem

Professionally applied herbicides, not hungry carp, might be the best way to control invasive aquatic weeds along downtown Augusta's portion of the Savannah River.
By Rob Pavey

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Updates will double waste processed at SRS facility

Pending upgrades to the U.S. Energy Department's Defense Waste Processing Facility will almost double the volume of nuclear material processed each year, beginning in 2012.
By Rob Pavey

Southern Co. seeks extension to consider offer

Southern Company wants a one-month extension of the U.S. Energy Department's 90-day deadline to accept a federal loan guarantee to finance two reactors at Plant Vogtle.
By Rob Pavey

Upgrade should boost nuclear task

Upgrades to the Defense Waste Processing Facility will almost double the volume of nuclear material processed annually.
By Rob Pavey

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Riverkeeper office close to reopening

  The office of Savannah Riverkeeper is closer to reopening after a weekend burglary in which equipment was stolen and the building vandalized.
By Rob Pavey

Area groups take Yucca fight to D.C.

SRS did its job for 50 years and should not now be forced to become a nuke dump, leaders in South Carolina and Georgia say.
By Rob Pavey

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Nuclear study will assess cancer risk

Plant Vogtle and Savannah River Site should be included in a new national study of cancer risks for people living near nuclear facilities, according to environmental groups.
By Rob Pavey

Funding to monitor radiation reinstated

Georgia officials plan to accept a U.S. Energy Department offer of funds to reinstate a radiation monitoring program in counties near Savannah River Site.
By Rob Pavey

Monday, April 26, 2010

Equipment, files taken in weekend break-in

Equipment, files taken in weekend break-in at a building shared by Savannah Riverkeeper and the Augusta Port Authority.
By Rob Pavey

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Working at preserve is natural fit

Paul Koehler first came to the Silver Bluff Audubon Center & Sanctuary in 1986 after graduating from college.
By Rob Pavey
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