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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Federal officials are offering the public an opportunity to voice their concerns about toward the possibility of shipping radioactive nuclear waste from Germany to South Carolina.

Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy are holding a public meeting Tuesday at the North Augusta Community Center.

The agency will discuss its plans to ship used nuclear fuel containing 900 kilograms of highly enriched uranium from Germany to the Savannah River Site, where it would be processed and disposed.

The Energy Department says the proposal would be part of a plan to return the potentially dangerous materials to the U.S. in order to protect national security.

Some critics oppose the plan because it would bring more nuclear waste to South Carolina.

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