Thomas Gardiner, Augusta Chronicle

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Past articles by Thomas:

Summer program turns teachers into nuclear students

Tables turned for a dozen teachers this week as they swapped roles and sat behind desks as students during the Southeastern Summer Nuclear Institute, organized by the Citizens for Nuclear Technology Awareness. → Read More

House votes to extend tax credits for Vogtle 3 and 4

The U.S. House approved legislation Tuesday that would bolster construction progress at the embattled nuclear expansion projects at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro and V.C. Summer near Jenkinsville, S.C., if it passes the Senate. → Read More

Radiation monitoring and education program gets underway in Burke County

Studies in the 1990s revealed a number of drinking wells around Burke County with tritium contamination, a radioactive product of the Savannah River Site. → Read More

Partnerships possible for Army Cyber and Augusta facility

The U.S. Army Cyber Command broke ground last year on its new Fort Gordon facilities, bringing its headquarters to Augusta from Fort Belvoir, Va. → Read More

SREL summer students study radiation movement in SRS ecosystems

The University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory welcomed 14 students to its summer undergraduate program last week. → Read More

Homeowners organize in battle against developers

What started as a grassroots group of homeowners picketing against quality concerns with their home construction has morphed into a unified coalition of neighborhoods from both Columbia and Richmond counties. → Read More

Fort Gordon celebrates 242nd Army birthday

On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress reorganized the American revolutionaries and created what is now the United States Army, with George Washington appointed commander-in-chief the following day. → Read More

Service agreement reached in Plant Vogtle expansion

After four agreement extensions between Westinghouse and Georgia Power at Plant Vogtle, a new operational agreement was reached Friday, including billions in guarantees from Westinghouse parent company Toshiba Corp. → Read More

Negotiations at Vogtle with Westinghouse extended again

A fourth extension in the interim assessment agreement between Georgia Power and Westinghouse over troubled expansion units at Plant Vogtle has pushed the deadline to Friday. → Read More

Millions collected from schools and taxpayers for Vogtle construction

Since 2009, Georgia Power customers have been paying upfront for construction costs at the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion. Some public entities will have paid over $1 million for construction before a single kilowatt hour of energy is generated by the expansion. → Read More

Junior ROTC students learn leadership skills at Fort Gordon summer camp

A five-story monolith towers above the Fort Gordon landscape as a high school student pulls a rope taut in her hand and leans back over the edge of the wall. An instructor guides her as she faces her fear of heights and leaps, kicking out and gliding down the face of the wall. Hundreds of high school Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps students descended upon Fort Gordon and down from the… → Read More

Vennefron pleads guilty in $4.4 million MOX fraud scheme

The second of two defendants pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of conspiracy and theft in a ploy that siphoned more than $4 million from federal government coffers. → Read More

30-year JAG veteran honors “real heroes” on Memorial Day

Memorial Day became a national holiday by Congressional Act in 1971 as a designated time for the remembrance of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation; men and women Frank England calls the real heroes. → Read More

Nuclear Regulatory Commission set to inspect Vogtle training program

To keep their skills sharp in ensuring nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle run smoothly, operators undergo continual testing including inspections and oversight from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. → Read More

Fort Gordon ceremony honors fallen soliders

Service members, veterans and community members gathered at Fort Gordon on Thursday for the annual remembrance ceremony, honoring fallen service members ahead of Memorial Day. → Read More

Southern Company executives earn millions in incentives

Executives of the parent company financing Plant Vogtle’s two new reactors continue to be awarded millions in incentives despite it being behind schedule and billions over budget, and many shareholders are not happy about it. → Read More

Trump budget calls for MOX termination at Savannah River Site

President Trump’s budget proposal was released Tuesday slashing federal program budgets, reflecting his campaign rhetoric, and one nuclear nonproliferation program at Savannah River Site ended up on the chopping block. → Read More

SRS drone update leaves questions unanswered

Last June, a dozen unmanned aerial system, or drone, sightings over Savannah River Site set investigations into motion, including help from federal entities. → Read More

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions recognized for 2016 safety record

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions was recently recognized for its safety performance in both operations and construction for work performed in 2016 with the National Safety Council’s 2017 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award. → Read More

Seventh annual VA walk fights homelessness, disease

Volunteers and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs employees rolled and strolled their way along Riverwalk Augusta on Wednesday to support area veterans issues. → Read More