Physicians for Social Responsibility Visionary Leaders Symposium

Hours after the 35th Anniversary event, Dr. Helen Caldicott and Georgia WAND executive director Lindsay Harper both traveled to Washington, D.C. to participate in the Physicians for Social Responsibility Visionary Leaders Symposium now in its fourth year. The event serves to recognize individuals and/or organizations for their exemplary efforts in …

Department of Energy Proposes Relabeling High-Level Radioactive Waste By Sydney Pegues, Public Health Grassroots Organizing and Communications Intern

On January 9th, Georgia WAND submitted comments to the Department of Energy (DOE) regarding the DOE’s proposal to reclassify high-level radioactive waste as low-level waste. Georgia WAND’s comments are below: The Department of Energy is proposing reclassifying “high-level” radioactive waste left over from the production of nuclear weapons as “low-level” …

Savannah River Site’s Citizen’s Advisory Board (SRS CAB) Update

The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board (SRS CAB) will meet on September 24-25, 2018 at the DoubleTree Hotel 2100 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29210. Day one will consist of updates from the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), committees, and discussion on recommendations 354, 355, and draft recommendations. Voting items during the full CAB will be on the closure of recommendation 354, which is …

Georgia WAND at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) Fall Meeting By Jumana Master

The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) is a national nuclear watchdog of 30 member organizations that seeks to improve our nation’s mismanaged nuclear complex. Georgia WAND is a member of ANA, and Lindsay Harper, Jumana Master, and Cee’Cee’ Anderson are currently attending the ANA 2018 Fall Meeting in Boulder, Colorado. From September …

Public Hearing for Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) August 28th by Jumana Master

The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) will hold a public hearing on August 28th, at its Washington, D.C. headquarters. The DNFSB’s mission is to provide analysis, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy as to provide adequate protection of public health and safety at defense nuclear facilities of …

Come to the CAB!

Attend the upcoming Citizen’s Advisory Board meeting on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn at 1065 Stevens Creek Road in Augusta, GA 30907. Board members will hear CAB committee updates, and multiple presentations from the DOE regarding the D Area Ash Project, 235-F Deactivation, and Price …