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Savannah River Site
Do you want DOE at the to add you to a new e-mail list (as part of an effort by them to do better outreach to the concerned public about future use of the site)?
If you been following the vague DOE proposals for “energy parks” at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina or at Piketon in Ohio, you will know that I have been pushing DOE for not having a clear “energy park” policy and for failing to involve all stakeholders and the public in the decision-making process involving future use of the sites. At SRS, amongst other things, the SRS boosters still have their eyes set on a reprocessing “park,” which DOE officials have urged them to pursue, and at Piketon a consortium of Duke and Areva has announced the aim is to build an EPR reactor at the site. The public has so far been cut out of any planning with DOE on these projects or any other possible uses of the sites.
(I’m attending the SRS Citizens Advisory Board this afternoon and all day Tuesday and will have my ears open to anything said about the “energy park” idea.)
In response to my concerns, a DOE Assistant General Counsel recently wrote to me and said that “my office and DOE,’s Savannah River Operations Office (Operations Office) are in active discussion, and the Operations Office is currently working to establish a process that will provide transparency and meaningful public participation in relation to plans to utilize land at the Site as an energy park and with regard to relevant NEPA procedures.”
As part of what I assume is the above transparency effort mentioned above, DOE-SRS e-mailed me last Friday and said that “We are trying to expand our notification to include you and other non government organizations interested in SRS.” The e-mail went on to ask if I would help them pull together a list of NGO contacts, which would want to receive information from DOE about things at SRS. I don’t know if DOE is making this effort at Piketon or other sites but what they do here may be indicative of how DOE handles the “energy park” approach at other sites.
While I don’t want to be doing DOE’s work, I do think it important that any groups, which want to be informed of things happening at SRS, particularly about planning for any “energy park,” be on this list. They should have been doing a better job at outreach in the past but I am willing to help them get better in working with environmental stakeholders and not just with contractors and local special interest groups. We need to let them see that NGOs a re concerned about what happens at the site for any “energy park” proposals so I hope many of you will want to be on their list.
Thus, if you want your organization to be on DOE’s notification list for SRS activities, please affirm your interest to me and I’ll pass your name, organization name and e-mail address on to the SRS Office of External Affairs.
For more information contact Tom Clements@ tel. 803-834-3084/ cell 803-240-7268/ email@example.com.
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Here’s a listing of upcoming meetings related to the Savannah River Site. Thanks for letting me know if you can join me at any of them. Tom Clements @ email@example.com
July 14 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. SRS Citizens Advisory Board Nuclear Materials Committee Aiken Municipal Conference Center 214 Park Avenue Aiken, SC calendar listing on CAB website: http://www.srs.gov/general/outreach/srs-cab/calendar1.htm
July 27-28 – Monday, July 27, 2009, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday, July 28, 2009, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. SRS Citizens Advisory Board – full board meeting North Augusta Municipal Center 100 Georgia Avenue North Augusta, SC 29861: http://www.srs.gov/general/outreach/srs-cab/geninfo/calendar/schedule09.pdf
Agenda in Federal Register: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-15781.htm
July 28 – 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (after CAB meeting listed above) “Public Workshop for C, K, L, R, Reactor Complexes at the Savannah River Site (SRS),” with EPA & SC DHEC North Augusta Municipal Center 100 Georgia Avenue North Augusta, SC 29861 SRS Environmental Bulletins: of July 8: http://www.srs.gov/general/pubs/envbul/documents/v20n21.pdf of June 18: http://www.srs.gov/general/pubs/envbul/documents/v20n16.pdf
July 30 – 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. EIS “scoping” meeting on national storage site for mercury – between “7,500 and 10,000 metric tons over a 40-year period” – SRS is one of seven sites being considered North Augusta Municipal Center, 100 Georgia Avenue, North Augusta, SC 29841 Federal Register announcement, July 2: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2009/E9-15704.htm
SCE&G is planing to squander billions of dollars on two new reactors at VC Summer that will take over a decade to build and come on line, do nothing to slow global warming, raise utility rates dramatically, create more toxic radioactive nuclear waste in SC, and do nothing to stimulate the green economy. The NRC is holding public comment meetings next week to hear public concerns around this issue. Please plan to attend one or both of these meetings.
What: NRS scoping meeting for new nuke plants
Times and Locations: Tuesday, January 27, 7 PM. Fairfield Central High School, 838 U.S. Hwy 321 By-pass S. in Winnsboro. Wednesday, January 28, 7 PM. McCrorey-Liston Elementary School, 1978 State Hwy 215 S. in Blair, SC.
There is an open house each evening from 6-7 PM.
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