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TOP FIVE:   From ethics and MOX to education and back to ethics

TOP FIVE: From ethics and MOX to education and back to ethics

Five stories you may have missed:
1. Ethics decision awaits Senate action
2. Trump budget shouldn’t kill MOX facility at SRS
3. Sanford invokes Goldilocks in describing Trump budget
4. Americans want more from higher education
5. Do your ethics depend on your electronics?

by · 05/26/2017 · News, Top Five
TOP FIVE:   From SRS and gas tax to clean energy, math and records

TOP FIVE: From SRS and gas tax to clean energy, math and records

Our weekly Top Five feature offers big stories or views from the past week with policy and legislative implications. In this week’s section, we offer stories on how the state will fine the feds $100 million over SRS; why the gas tax should be raised; why Texas offers a clean energy model; how to fix math education; and the impact of expunging criminal records.

by · 01/13/2017 · News, Top Five
SCORECARD:  From students and reaching out to too many losses

SCORECARD: From students and reaching out to too many losses

Thumbs up to MUSC students on asking for a review of an alleged cheatins scandal; U.S. House on harbor deepening; fewer foreclosures; and SC Equality PAC’s outreach. In the middle for SRS. Thumbs down on the Townville shooting and loss of a young judge.

by · 09/30/2016 · Features, Scorecard
SCORECARD: From state senators to presidential candidates to the president

SCORECARD: From state senators to presidential candidates to the president

Thumbs up this week to state Sens. Joel Lourie, Ray Cleary and Marlon Kimpson, the light at the end of the tunnel in the corruption case of former Speaker Bobby Harrell and a sound of the times related to coal power plants. In the middle for presidential candidates and S.C. State’s bailout. Thumbs down on a proposal to end voting for state superintendent and President Obama’s decision not to budget for a MOX facility at SRS. Number: on regulated jobs. Quote: From John Kasich.

by · 02/12/2016 · Features, Scorecard
TOP FIVE: Roads, taxes, health, nukes and MLK

TOP FIVE: Roads, taxes, health, nukes and MLK

This week’s must-read stories and opinions showcase information on roads, tax refunds, USC’s medical campus, the SRS MOX facility and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Take a look.

by · 01/22/2016 · Top Five
NUMBER: $1 million

NUMBER: $1 million

$1 million: That’s the amount in daily fines that Gov. Nikki Haley says the federal government will face starting January 1 if the U.S. Department of Energy fails to meet deadlines on its MOX nuclear reprocessing facility efforts at the Savannah River Project.

Savannah River Site’s E Area, which is used for storage and disposal of waste materials.  Source:  Energy.gov.

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.