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News Articles – 2008

1/10/08
Aiken Standard
Latest shipment of weapons grade plutonium arrives safely at SRS

1/9/08
Independent Mail
Congressman says interstate plan for north Georgia not economically feasible

1/9/08
Smoky Mountain News
DOT road hearings have potential for controversy

1/8/08
Athens Banner-Herald
Broun seeks new route for proposed interstate

1/8/08
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Despite route change, road could still impact Southern Appalachians, environmentalists say

1/5/08
The State
I-3 might go through S.C.

 


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1/10/08, Aiken Standard
Latest shipment of weapons grade plutonium arrives safely at SRS
The latest shipment of nuclear weapons grade plutonium from a national laboratory in California recently arrived safely at the Savannah River Site, federal officials announced Monday. The cross-country shipment from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory arrived under "high security," according to the National Nuclear Security Administration, a separately organized agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. The shipment is part of plans to consolidate all surplus non-pit plutonium at SRS where the excess material is to be turned into fuel at the future mixed-oxide (MOX) fuel fabrication facility. Construction on the MOX plant began in August of last year and, according to the NNSA, the project is now 25 percent complete. Read more...


1/9/08, Independent Mail
Congressman says interstate plan for north Georgia not economically feasible
'A new interstate highway through the mountains of North Georgia would not be economically feasible and environmentally harmful, according to U.S. Rep. Paul Broun. “(Interstate) 3 as currently proposed is just totally economically not viable,” said Rep. Broun, R-Ga. “ If they tried to build the road, the cost would be so high that it would require high totals to build the road, and that’s just never going to happen.” When he won the House of Representatives seat left vacant after the death of Charlie Norwood, Rep. Broun inherited a plan to study a proposal for putting I-3 through north Georgia as a means to get from Knoxville, Tenn., to Savannah. Rep. Broun said he believes a corridor is necessary to bring economic growth to the 10th Congressional District in Georgia, which he represents, but he disagrees with the proposed route of the highway.' Read more...


1/9/08, Smoky Mountain News
DOT road hearings have potential for controversy
"A public hearing on dozens of proposed road projects in the region — including the controversial Southern Loop in Jackson County, the Siler Road extension in Macon County, and Corridor K through Swain County — will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, outside Andrews." Read more...


1/8/08, Athens Banner-Herald
Broun seeks new route for proposed interstate
"An East Georgia congressman says he will work to push the route of a proposed Interstate 3 east into South Carolina, but opposition groups still are against the plan. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, said Monday that he has talking to representatives of the Federal Highway Administration about shifting the basic path of the Savannah-to-Knoxville interstate to pass through Greenville or Clinton, S.C., instead of through the mountains." Read more...


1/8/08, Chattanooga Times Free Press
Despite route change, road could still impact Southern Appalachians, environmentalists say
"Environmentalists in Georgia and North Carolina said Monday the proposed interstate from Savannah, Ga., to Knoxville remains a threat to the region, even if it skirts the mountains." Read more...


1/5/08, The State
I-3 might go through S.C.
"Opposition to a new freeway in Georgia has sparked plans to re-route part of the highway through western South Carolina." Read more...




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