COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — 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.
ATLANTA -- Georgians, by a wide margin, support tax credits and scholarships for private-school tuition, according to a university survey released Thursday by a foundation that advocates school choice.
ATLANTA - The mother of a Cobb toddler who died after spending seven hours trapped in his car seat has retained legal counsel.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Leanna Harris has not been charged with any wrongdoing but her behavior on the day of her son’s death has been heavily scrutinized by investigators. Atlanta criminal defense attorney Lawrence Zimmerman confirmed he has been hired by the 30-year-old dietitian
ATLANTA — The Home Depot says it has fired a Georgia man who faces a murder charge in his son’s death in a hot SUV.
Company spokeswoman Catherine Woodling confirmed Thursday that Justin Ross Harris no longer works for the company but wouldn’t say when he was terminated. She said he’d been on leave without pay since his arrest.
Harris faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death. He has said he left the toddler in the SUV for about seven hours after forgetting to drop him off at day care.
ATLANTA — The online payment site PayPal says it will give refunds to people who donated to a fundraising campaign for a Georgia family whose toddler died in a hot car.
PayPal spokeswoman Adriana Higuera tells The Associated Press the company will soon be issuing refunds to customers who used PayPal to donate to the campaign at YouCaring.com, where a total of more than $22,000 was given.