Within minutes and meters of each other Monday afternoon, an anti-nuclear activist and a politician so pro-nuclear he's been dubbed Senator MOX, spoke out on spent nuclear fuel storage – and agreed.
U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., spoke on a blustery Laurens Street in downtown Aiken, while Dr. Jeff Patterson spoke at the Aiken Municipal Building at a Don't Waste Aiken-sponsored event.
While the arguments they use to reach their conclusions vary dramatically, neither wants the Savannah River Site to become a storage site – in the short- or long-term – for spent nuclear fuel from sites around the country.
More than two years since the nuclear disaster began at the Fukushima Daiichi reactors, its impact is massive and widespread. It will be decades before the full scope of the impacts of this ongoing disaster is fully understood but significant health, economic, environmental and social consequences are already evident and quantifiable. Read more »