DOE and the Savannah River Site The View from South Carolina. Ernest Chaput May 23, 2007. Topics to be Covered. The Current Situation Community Priorities Highlights Issues and Concerns Thoughts on pending DOE initiatives. Disclaimer. I talk to a lot of people
May 23, 2007
No waste or excess nuclear materials shall be brought into South Carolina unless an approved and funded pathway exists for its processing and shipment to either a ‘customer’ or an out-of-state waste disposal facility
Improved communications could have minimized some of these concerns
Initiatives involving SRS
Community supports DOE plans
An Energy Park on SRS is a location being considered in draft PEIS.
This facility is five years overdue. Has a strongly defined role in Surplus Plutonium Disposition
DOE correctly identified SRS facilities as best able to dispose of surplus/waste plutonium and HEU currently at multiple DOE locations. Billions of Dollars can be saved.
We want to help but we will protect against repeat of Rocky Flats debacle.
Nuclear Energy (in addition to GNEP)
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells