Next Steps In Shell Bluff

Georgia WAND Education Fund, Inc. (GA WAND) in collaboration with UGA’s Savannah River Ecology Lab (SREL) will soon announce a date for community residents interested in serving on the Community Advisory Council (CAC). This will be a follow-up meeting to the first, held on July 13, so that those interested can receive hardcopies of information about the body, REMOP goals and project outcome expectations, and information about the history of Burke County, especially Shell Bluff, Georgia’s 1976-2002 radiological environmental monitoring program, and air monitoring station readings (from previously erected stations, now removed, around the county). One of the most important responsibilities of the CAC will be making a recommendation of where to place a new air monitoring station in Burke County.
The CAC serves as an advisory council to the Radiological Education Monitoring and Outreach Project (REMOP), which is to develop a participatory environmental sampling program and education curriculum that evaluates and responds to the concerns of the residents of these communities regarding the risks that radionuclide contamination in the environment may pose to the health and well-being of downwind and downstream communities.