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GA WAND attends CAB meeting, opposes support of nuclear reprocessing

In the wake of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future meeting earlier this month in Augusta, Georgia WAND Executive Director, Bobbie Paul, and board member Dianne Valentin attended the 2-day Savannah River Site Citizen’s Advisory Board (CAB) meeting in Hilton Head, South Carolina January 24 and 25.

The CAB’s comments at the BRC meeting in support of reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel are a major concern for Georgia WAND.

Georgia WAND opposes the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel, as it increases the volume of nuclear material by seven times. Roughly 37 million gallons of radioactive, high-level reprocessed waste, a Cold War legacy, currently sit in under-ground tanks at SRS.

Georgia WAND, along with our allies, Friends of the Earth, challenge the CAB’s support of reprocessing and encourages them to reverse their statement.

The CAB’s mission is to study the issues and provide informed and timely recommendations, from the public’s perspective, to the Department of Energy concerning Environmental Management work at SRS in the areas of environmental restoration, waste management, and related activities.  It’s four specific committees: Nuclear Materials, Facilities Disposition & Site Remediation, Waste Management and Strategic & Legacy Management highlight the CAB’s main focus areas.

Citizens are invited to apply to join the CAB. For more information about it's work, or how the community can get involved, click here.

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