Blue Ribbon panel touring SRS today

A federal panel appointed by President Barack Obama to examine U.S. nuclear waste policies is visiting Savannah River Site.

The 15-member Blue Ribbon Commission is meeting today and officials are touring the 310-square-mile site to examine facilities for treating, packaging and storing used nuclear fuel and waste.

Savannah River once produced plutonium and tritium for atomic bombs. Work there is now focused mostly on research and cleaning up areas of the site contaminated during weapons production.

The commission has been meeting at nuclear sites around the country. Commissioners are holding a public meeting in Augusta on Friday.

 

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