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Spent nuclear fuel stored underwater and uncapped at the Hanford site in Washington; via Wikipedia.

MY TURN: Don’t let South Carolina become a nuclear dumping ground

By Julie Hussey and JoAnne Day | Nuclear waste is one of those things most people hope someone else is thinking about. The good news is that for 40 years, members of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina (LWVSC) have been following waste issues at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Recent national and international proposals require all South Carolinians to become informed and take action.

by · 12/31/2015 · Commentary, My Turn
MY TURN: Clarifying the ethics debate for 2016

MY TURN: Clarifying the ethics debate for 2016

By Lynn S. Teague | The League of Women Voters of South Carolina agrees with Andy Brack’s commentary on November 13 – our senators have disappointed us, and many others, by their failure to pass ethics reform. What has led to the current impasse?

by · 11/27/2015 · Commentary, My Turn
Savannah River Site’s E Area, which is used for storage and disposal of waste materials.  Source:

MY TURN: Continued nuclear waste storage not in S.C.’s interest

By Suzanne Rhodes | Nuclear wastes at Savannah River Site (SRS) have been leaking for decades. The League of Women Voters of South Carolina has been observing the slow progress of managing the legacy weapons wastes for over 30 years. It now appears likely that not only wastes from SRS, but also international wastes, will stay at the Aiken County site for the foreseeable future.

Two reports released late in 2014 indicate legal and political opposition will obstruct current U.S. nuclear waste storage plans. Neither Yucca Mountain nor any other site for geologic high-level waste disposal — not even “interim” storage of commercial spent fuel — is likely to develop, according to the Government Accountability Office.