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Energy officials discuss German waste

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:25am

Energy officials discuss German waste in SC

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.

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Georgians support school choice, poll says

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 8:11am

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.

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