Aiken, South Carolina: Atomic Waste Container Art

Resembles a weathered, 10-foot-tall propane tank with its upper part encircled by spinning electrons. Made from a canister normally used to store high-level liquid nuclear waste from the nearby Savannah River Site. Placards around the tank explain its significance.
Address:
Newberry St. SW, Aiken, SC
Directions:
Downtown. In the median of Newberry St. SW, opposite the Aiken Community Playhouse, midway between US Hwy 78/Richland Ave. SW and Park Ave. SW.
Admission:
Free
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Atomic Waste Container Art

Saw the nuclear waste thing in Aiken this morning. It is surrounded by twelve informational placards telling the history of the Savannah River plant and emphasizing how the highly radioactive material is encased in borosilicate glass within these containers. By itself it's not very interesting, but it makes a nice contrast to all the equestrian shops around town.

[Joe Schumacher, 03/08/2018]

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