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Residents worried more waste could come to SRS

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AIKEN, SC (WFXG) -

More nuclear waste could be dumped at the Savannah River Site. On Monday a waste committee voted down a proposal to temporarily store 75,000 tons of commercial nuclear waste at the site. Residents are worried the proposal could call for a longer storage period than planned.

"Where it was originally supposed to go to the desert, which probably has a population of one person per square mile or something, and they tested nuclear weapons it's not safe to go there, and it's safe to go here with a population density of thousands of that? That doesn't make sense."

The committee will formally present their decision to the Citizen's Advisory Board July 22. They will send their decision to the Department of Energy.

 

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