|South Carolina-related Nuclear & Energy Events and Meetings for January 2009|
|Monday, 05 January 2009 21:39|
“Record of Decision” (ROD) expected to be issued soon by the Department of Energy (National Nuclear Security Administration) in the Federal Register on DOE’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on“Complex Transformation,” which consolidates nuclear weapons tritium activities at the Savannah River Site nuclear bomb facility and affirms that SRS is the plutonium consolidation site. http://nnsa.energy.gov/
January 8, 2:30 p.m.
A meeting of the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee took place onThursday, January 8, 2009, at 2:30 p.m., in Room 403 of the Blatt Building. The PURC will now issue a report, which sounds like it will be heavily biased against climate change action and for nuclear power. Contact Debbie Hammond at (803) 212-6625, with legislative staff. Info. on the PURC:
The 1st regular session of the 118th South Carolina General Assembly will convene. (http://www.scstatehouse.gov/)
January 13, 5:30 p.m.
Meeting of Nuclear Materials and Waste Management Committees of Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board (SRS CAB), Aiken Municipal Conference Center, 214 Park Avenue, Aiken, CAB, Gerry Flemming, 803-952-7886, http://www.srs.gov/general/
January 14, 9:00 a.m.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission meeting at NRC office in Maryland on to discuss “Discuss generic issues related to combined license applications” for new nuclear power plants (including SCE&G and Duke Energy), call-in line available on request of contact in announcement on NRC’s public meeting schedule:
January 15, 9:00 a.m.
NRC meeting of “AP1000 Design-Centered Working Group” (both SCE&G and Duke Energy have chosen this reactor design, which is far from complete), for call-in information see announcement: http://www.nrc.gov/public-
January 15 &16
Georgia Public Service Commission hearings on Georgia Power’s proposal on new reactors at Plant Vogtle (which would use 35 million gallons per day from the Savannah River), http://www.psc.state.ga.us/
January 15 & January 22
The N.C. Division of Air Quality (DAQ) has scheduled a second public hearing in January on a proposed air quality permit revision for the new coal-fired boiler that Duke Energy is building at its Cliffside plant in Rutherford County, N. Carolina (on the Broad River, just north of the Duke Energy Lee reactor site in Cherokee County, South Carolina),
January 19, 7:00 p.m., at the Green Quad at the University of South Carolina
Sierra Club and Green Quad Learning Center are co-sponsoring a screening of the film "Fighting Goliath: Texas Coal Wars." Narrated by Robert Redford and co-produced by The Redford Center at the Sundance Preserve and Alpheus Media, this film follows the story of Texans fighting a high-stakes battle for clean air. The film introduces the unlikely partners - mayors, ranchers, CEOs, community groups, legislators, lawyers, and citizens - that came together to oppose the construction of 19 conventional coal-fired power plants. The movie will set the stage for a brief presentation about the newly formed "SCsaysNo" campaign launched by a coalition of conservation organizations throughout the state, including the Sierra Club. This campaign will oppose the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in Florence County.
January 26 & 27
Meeting of full SRS Citizens Advisory Board (CAB) on Hilton Head Island, SC
Federal Register announcement from December 24, 2008: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/
January 27 & 28, both days at 7:00 p.m. –
PLEASE ATTEND and COMMENT!
Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) “scoping” meetings as first step in preparing a draft EIS on the proposed SCE&G nuclear reactors at the V.C. Summer site in Fairfield County; Jan. 27 - Fairfield Central High School, 836 U.S. Highway 321 Bypass S, Winnsboro, SC and Jan. 28 - McCrorey-Liston Elementary School, 1978 State Highway 215 South, Blair, SC. See January 5, 2009 Federal Register announcement --
“Green Building for Real Estate Professionals/Realtors®”, 8:30am - Registration
9 - 12pm - Class Instruction, Keller Williams Realty, 4400 St. Andrews Rd., Columbia, SC 29212
$85 - Includes workbook & certificate of completion, for Info. call (803) 238-9558
Deadline for motions to be filed with the SC Public Service Commission by parties to the application, such as Friends of the Earth, by SCE&G for approval to start billing rate payers for two new AP1000 reactors20(which are still mired in the design phase). Decision expected by the PSC at the end of February. Docket 2008-196-E on PSC website:
Southeastern Nuclear Campaign Coordinator
Friends of the Earth
1112 Florence St.
Columbia, SC 29201