SRSCRO Completes Study of Region’s Role in Nuclear Fuel Cycle
In June 2012, the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization (SRSCRO) commissioned a study to provide leaders in the five county region in South Carolina and Georgia represented by the SRSCRO with information necessary to determine what resources the region has available to participate in a national solution for managing the back-end of the fuel nuclear cycle.
The scope of the study was to help answer the following question: Should a five-county region surrounding the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site use its assets to help provide solutions to managing the nation’s fuel cycle? If so, what are the terms and conditions under which we the community would agree to participate?
Timothy A. Frazier, Senior Advisor with the Washington government relations firm of Dickstein Shapiro LLP, headed the study. Frazier is a former senior Department of Energy official who served as Designated Federal Officer for DOE’s Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC) on America’s Nuclear Future. The study followed the BRC’s call for a new, consent-based approach to siting future nuclear waste management facilities.
With the study now complete, the SRSCRO Board of Directors will consider its role in helping to develop a comprehensive plan aimed at building community consensus about hosting fuel cycle-related activities.