Volume 85 Issue 43 | pp. 52-53
Issue Date: October 22, 2007

An Environmental Legacy Ends

Impending environmental lab closure generates protest, even while scientists prepare to move on
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Sustainability
News Channels: Environmental SCENE

FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, an independent enclave of ecological scientists has thrived within the confines of a government nuclear facility, the Savannah River Site (SRS), studying the chemistries of various nuclear waste products and their interactions with soil and water and keeping tabs on the long-term health of the site's reptiles and amphibians. But this oasis of environmentalism may be drying up, a prospect that has generated a scientific and political maelstrom.

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