COVINGTON, Ga. – Emergency personnel throughout the U.S. who respond in the event of a potential accident involving radioactive waste shipments take part in mock training scenarios to help them prepare for an actual incident.
Theme for this year's conference is still being developed - last year, the conference focused on "best practices to help women achieve better personal and professional sustainability. Conference dialogue will address society’s assignment of gender roles on women, combined with today’s tough economic environment."
Thanks to help from the Energy Department, convenience stores across Georgia are saving energy by switching to energy efficient lighting. In the first year alone, participating small businesses have saved over $7,000 after the retrofits and over 54,000 KWh of energy.
On the 60th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear power plant to produce electricity, Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy Peter Lyons discusses the Energy Department's and the Administration's commitment to promoting a nuclear renaissance in the United States.