After failed settlement negotiations and more than a year of legal back-and-forth, a judge has dismissed South Carolina's complaint against th…
Colin Demarest covers the Savannah River Site, the U.S. Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration. Colin previously covered government and education in Massachusetts. He studied journalism at the University of South Carolina.
The federal government has quietly moved a metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium out of South Carolina, chipping away at a stockpile of potentially lethal nuclear material still at the Savannah River Site.
About one month after South Carolina disclosed that settlement negotiations with the federal government had collapsed, the state is again urgi…
South Carolina officials have long argued the death of MOX renders the state a nuclear dumping ground — stranding and isolating the plutonium already here.
South Carolina could be stuck with a massive stockpile of the nation’s most dangerous nuclear material for decades, despite a federal mandate and years of promises that the state wouldn’t become America’s plutonium dumping ground.