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By Mike Gellatly, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jun. 20--It was an important day for Savannah River Site on Thursday as staff, safety and hard work were celebrated to mark the successful completion of one project and the startup of another.
Researchers are studying a colony of bats that live in an underground concrete structure at the Hanford nuclear reservation in hopes of determining how to provide a new home for them once the structure is demolished.
After years of often-contentious public meetings, lawsuits and relentless lobbying, the land is now devoid of 1.5 million tons of its most dangerous waste and has begun its transformation into an undeveloped park and wildlife haven covered with woods, prairie and wetlands.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday approved a private firm's plan to store tens of thousands of tonnes nuclear waste above the ground on an American Indian reservation in Utah.
A significant amount of radioactive waste from Cold War bomb-making should remain at former production sites, and several locations should be kept open longer than planned to treat waste from elsewhere, scientists recommended Tuesday.
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.