The federal government is taking bids to clean up nuclear waste at the Savannah River Site in Aiken. The contract could be worth up to $21 billion over several years.
By Michelle Liu
The operator of a sprawling federal nuclear reservation in South Carolina says the vast majority of its 5,500 workers are now vaccinated against COVID-19 after the company mandated the shots. But nearly 80 Savannah River Site employees who have refused to get inoculated are now suing Savannah River Nuclear Solutions over the requirement, arguing the stipulation flouts South Carolina law because it amounts to illegally practicing medicine.