AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Officials report progress on leasing 2,500
acres within Savannah River Site that could be marketed as an
energy park or a possible site for a commercial nuclear power
Rick Toole, who heads the Savannah River Site Community Reuse
Organization, says his group and the U.S. Department of Energy are
in the final stages of the deal. But he says they cannot divulge
its location until the lease is signed, possibly by this summer.
Once the lease is completed, Toole believes SRS will become much
more attractive as a potential site for energy projects.