Category Archives: Energy

Lugar: Keep plutonium agreement with Russia

AIKEN, S.C. -- Former Senator Richard G. Lugar today said that the United States must continue keeping its end of an agreement with the Russian Federation to dispose of at least 34 metric tons of plutonium from nuclear weapons. Lugar made the comments after touring the construction site of the Mixed Oxide (MOX) Project at…
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Riley Institute to co-present SC energy forum in Charleston Feb. 5

[caption id="attachment_1701" align="alignnone" width="600"] SC Department of Health and Environmental Control director Catherine Heigel. (Photo/Travis Bell Photography©2015 Travis Bell)[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—An in-depth discussion about three of the major energy issues facing South Carolina will take center stage when the eighth annual Law & Society Symposium is held in Charleston Friday, Feb. 5. The day-long symposium,…
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Aiken Technical College announces new program to train workers for nuclear industry

ATC to offer $2,000 grants per semester for those seeking high-paying positions in nuclear field. Date: Tuesday, January 26 Time: 1:30 p.m. (please arrive by 1 p.m.) Address: Aiken Technical College Center for Advanced Energy Manufacturing Building 2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Graniteville, S.C. Carol Johnson, President & CEO, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Speakers: Dr. Susan…
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ReWa employee recognized by Water Environment Association of South Carolina

Greenville, S.C. — Renewable Water Resources’ (ReWa) Terry Childress has been named Maintenance Person of the Year by the Water Environment Association of South Carolina (WEASC). Childress has been a valuable asset in ReWa’s mission to protect the public health and water quality of Upstate waterways for the past 14 years, four of which have been…
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Duke Energy moving additional storm responders to the Carolinas

Duke Energy is beefing up its presence in the Carolinas with an additional 1,400 storm responders headed to the region. The workers, mainly from the company's Florida operations and neighboring utilities in that state, expect to be needed as a winter storm is forecasted to bring snow, sleet and freezing rain to North Carolina and…
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Laurens Electric preparing for winter storms

Laurens Electric Cooperative is prepared for winter storms, and wants our members to be prepared, too. To report an outage, LEC members should call 1-866-9 RESTORE. Before the storm, members should ensure their phone numbers are updated, since this is how our system recognizes their location during an outage. Call 1-800-942-3141 to update an account.…
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Lockhart Power names Powell-Baker as senior manager

Lockhart Power Company is pleased to welcome Andrena Powell-Baker as senior manager of community relations and development. Her responsibilities will include fostering community relations and actively participating in development opportunities for Lockhart Power and other Pacolet Milliken entities. “We are excited to welcome Andrena aboard,” said Bryan Stone, chief operating officer of Lockhart Power. “Andrena brings more than…
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Grouting begins on next Savannah River Station waste tank

[caption id="attachment_912" align="alignnone" width="604"] Cement trucks hauling specially formulated grout began filling Tank 12 at theSavannah River Site. (Photo/Provided)[/caption] AIKEN, S.C.  – Workers began pouring a cement-like grout today into the next underground radioactive liquid waste storage tank at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS), initiating operational closure of the eighth high-level waste…
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Energy Department said salt waste processing facility completion key at SRS

AIKEN, S.C. – Cleanup of the Savannah River Site (SRS) is set to reach an important milestone in May with completion of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) construction. When operational, the facility will significantly increase the amount of high-level radioactive tank waste processed and prepared for disposition. “Once SWPF is operational, we will truly…
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