The cost estimate to finish building and operating the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site has swelled to $47.5 billion, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration.
A second option for plutonium disposition, called downblending, was estimated to cost $17.2 billion in a report released to Congress on Wednesday, according to the NNSA, a semi-autonomous branch of the U.S. Department of Energy that manages the MOX facility.
An Augusta man previously convicted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of a neighbor was indicted this week on new charges of reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to the indictment returned Tuesday by the Richmond County grand jury, Johnny Dinh, 23, is accused of endangering the safety of others Feb. 1 when he fired a shotgun in the air at a home on James Drive.
Dinh is also accused of possessing a 12-gauge Mossberg that day and a 25-caliber Beretta. As a convicted felon, Dinh is not allowed to have any firearm.
The thing that got to Georgia Regents University President Ricardo Azziz as he gave his last State of the Enterprise address Wednesday was talking about his kids and what they had been through over the last nearly five years.
“Most off all, my gratitude goes to my family. My wife, Cindy, my children, Ashlee, Jonathon and Mallory for their love and support,” Azziz said, choking up. “For their belief in the vision and the righteousness of our mission, for their belief that we were doing the best for our community. To them, thank you.”
ELLABELL, Ga. — Authorities in Georgia say five people are dead after a tractor-trailer failed to slow down and smashed into stop-and-go traffic on Interstate 16 west of Savannah.
Sgt. 1st Class Chris Nease of the Georgia State Patrol said the deadly collision happened early Wednesday as an unrelated crash about a mile up the highway was forcing traffic to slow down. He says a tractor-trailer slammed into an SUV and a car before colliding with the back of a tanker truck.
ATLANTA – Georgia’s top lawyer said Wednesday that he would not fight if the U.S. Supreme Court rules in June that gay marriage is a right and that state bans are unconstitutional.
Attorney General Sam Olens was responding to a reporter’s question during a speech to the Atlanta Press Club.
The nation’s highest court is expected to rule soon on one of the country’s most volatile issues. It’s trying to set a national position after conflicting decisions by various federal courts have created confusion.