2017 Environmental Report Shows SRS Environmentally Safe

AIKEN, S.C. (Sept. 27, 2018) – The Savannah River Site’s (SRS) Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) shows that SRS continues to safely complete its missions and maintains a record of environmental excellence.

“Our ASER shows our longstanding commitment to achieve our goals and comply with all applicable laws, regulations and standards,” said Angelia A. Holmes, DOE Savannah River Site, Acting Assistant Manager for Infrastructure and Environmental Stewardship. “SRS implements a sound environmental management system and stands by our environmental policy.”

Each year, management and operations contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) collects more than 5,000 samples, on and off site, including air, water, soil, food products, freshwater fish, seafood, wildlife and plants. Samples are collected from neighboring cities, towns and counties in Georgia and South Carolina.

The annual report summarizes SRS’s environmental data; environmental sustainability performance; compliance with DOE, federal and state regulations; remediation and surveillance monitoring programs; and provides detailed information regarding environmental conditions at SRS for the previous calendar year.

“SRS is committed to protecting our environment through continuous monitoring, surveillance, and improvement of our processes,” said Holmes.

SRS has monitored environmental conditions since the site was built in the early 1950s and has prepared the annual report for more than five decades.

A condensed version of the ASER, referred to as the Summary Report, and the 2017 ASER are available online at: http://www.srs.gov/general/pubs/ERsum/index.html.