Energy officials discuss German waste in SC

The Associated PressJuly 11, 2014 

— U.S. Energy Department officials say the German government is paying researchers at the Savannah River Site near Aiken to study how to handle waste that might be sent to South Carolina.

The research is focused on how to separate materials in the waste.

Gary DeLeon with the Energy Department says if the material is processed, an easier way is needed to handle it. DeLeon says a method has been developed to separate the highly enriched uranium. It could be blended to make fuel for nuclear reactors.

The United States has a longstanding program to bring back nuclear waste created by American-generated atomic material that sent to foreign countries for research.

Anti-nuclear activist Tom Clements says it would be bad for South Carolina if the material is sent here.

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