Nuclear fuel plant gets new 40-year operating license

A nuclear fuel factory in South Carolina, Westinghouse, which supplies many of the nation’s atomic power plants, gained approval Monday from the federal government to operate another 40 years, despite a legacy of environmental and safety problems. Photo by Recognize Productions on Pexels.com The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission granted Westinghouse Nuclear a long-anticipated license to……

Martha Schofield, Program

Friend Harold Finnegan of Darby Meeting in Pennsylvania has prepared a program about Martha Schofield, an ardent abolitionist and suffragist from PA who moved to Aiken and founded Schofield School during Reconstruction to educate freed slaves.  Today its descendant operates as Schofield Middle School where many children have continued to further their education.  Harold will cover the……

Westinghouse Decision

The Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility (CFFF) owned and operated by Westinghouse is located off Bluff Road in Hopkins, Lower Richland County, South Carolina. It manufactures nuclear fuel assemblies used in power plants. Leaks at the site have been an ongoing concern.Information about leaks and other radiological accidents are sent in technical documents difficult for ordinary South Carolinians to interpret. The……