By Jim Nesbitt, The Augusta Chronicle, Ga. Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News
Jul. 26--AIKEN, S.C. -- Orphaned plutonium and a roiling dispute about plans to leave several tons of grout-laced high-level nuclear waste in steel storage tanks headlined the start Monday of a two-day meeting of the Savannah River Site's Citizens Advisory Board.
Board members were hopeful that U.S. Department of Energy officials would use the forum to unveil new plans for disposing of 13 metric tons of plutonium, including 5 metric tons already at SRS.
But no new plan was presented Monday, and board members repeated their opposition to SRS becoming a storage bin for …