Project aims to educate Burke County residents on radiological monitoring

July 24, 2017 by Tom Corwin, The Augusta Chronicle

WAYNESBORO, Ga. – Anne Pitcher’s family has been in the area since the 18th century but now she is wondering what is happening in the land around her.

“I am concerned,” she said Monday at an educational meeting at Burke County Library. “I want to know what is going on.”

A new project at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory aims to help her and other citizens in Burke County better understand the radiological monitoring being done and to read and understand the reports. The Radiological Education Monitoring and Outreach Project held its first community education meeting Monday but is looking to hold monthly meetings and make presentations to civic and community groups.