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Monday
May152017

Highly radioactive liquid from Canada raises concerns about worker safety at Savannah River Site

Transfer containers used to unload highly radioactive liquid waste from Canada may not provide adequate radiological shielding for workers at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina where the first shipment was recently unloaded. In a press release today, watchdogs, including Beyond Nuclear, sounded the alarm about worker safety as the first of these unprecedented liquid radioactive waste transports completed its journey from Chalk River, Ontario to SRS. Activist groups from both sides of the border and along the travel route have long been protesting and attempting to prevent these transportations, the first time liquid radioactive waste has been moved in this way. Read the full press release.