A federal judge last week heard a challenge to Department of Energy plans to transport liquid radioactive waste from Canada to the Savannah River Site disposal facility near Aiken, S.C. If the plans move forward, waste could move through Western North Carolina, activists say, and shipments could begin as soon as February.
Local entertainers are creating a space where community dialogue meets music, poetry and performance art. The objective? To raise awareness of the potential impact of nuclear waste on our area.