Category Archives: Community Outreach

SRS “Active Shooter” Exercise Yields Important Lessons Learned

AIKEN, S.C. – July 31, 2017 – Savannah River Site (SRS) employees conducted an emergency response exercise in July that focused on an active shooter scenario, yielding important lessons learned in what was one of the first of its kind across the Department of Energy (DOE) complex. More than 500 people participated as emergency first…
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Richland County ESD: Don’t be in the Dark about Upcoming Solar Eclipse

(RICHLAND PIO) — South Carolina’s Capital County is expected to be one of the best places in the world to view this month’s total solar eclipse. With one million spectators anticipated to visit the state for the Aug. 21 celestial occasion, Richland County’s Emergency Services Department (ESD) is taking several precautions to keep the public safe before…
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CTS Steps Up To Aid Workers Affected By Nuclear Layoffs

The recent layoffs of more than 5,000 workers at the V.C. Summer nuclear power plant in Jenkinsville has impacted not only the state of South Carolina economically, but more specifically local families devastated by the sudden loss of income. The town of Chapin, among other nearby communities, has been particularly hit hard, with many plant…
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Actively Pursuing Passive Cleanup Technology at SRS Pays Off

[caption id="attachment_10627" align="alignnone" width="1800"] Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is a Fluor-led company whose members are Fluor Federal Services, Newport News Nuclear and Honeywell, responsible for the management and operations of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site, including the Savannah River National Laboratory, located near Aiken, South Carolina.[/caption] “Sustainable Environmental Cleanup at SRS” AIKEN, S.C.…
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SRS Public Tours: Decades of Inspiring History, Cold War Defense, Nuclear Operations and Miles of Pristine Wilderness

[caption id="attachment_10529" align="alignnone" width="1560"] Seats are available for tours held twice each month at the Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C. The driving tours provide a view of historical and operational facilities at SRS where plutonium and tritium were produced during the Cold War. Tour participants also learn about the site’s current activities and future…
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Free lecture about how Camp Jackson came into being in 1917

COLUMBIA, S.C. – When the United States got into the First World War in April 1917, it was woefully short on soldiers. Between the Army and National Guard, the nation had a little more than 200,000 troops. According to rough estimates, it was going to need about 3.5 million. And it was going to need…
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City to host Disaster Recovery Program Sessions for (RAIN) Recovery Assistance for Impacted Neighborhoods during October 2015 flood

The City of Columbia experienced a devastating flood during October 2015 resulting in millions of dollars in damages to our citizens’ homes, businesses and local infrastructure.  Columbia is strong and resilient and is working hard to restore what was lost through its application for funding from various agencies to include the State of South Carolina,…
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SRNS Welcomes Summer Interns

[caption id="attachment_10350" align="alignnone" width="837"] Janessa Smith (left), SRNS Workforce Services, talks to electrical engineering student Stephanie Dukes during the intern “meet and greet.” Dukes is interning with the Tritium Process Controls group, where she is testing a solar panel design to extend the life of wireless transmitter batteries. She is also part of an intern…
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Girls Get “SET” AT Adventure Mini-Camp, Discovering Careers in Science, Engineering and Technology

[caption id="attachment_10299" align="alignleft" width="1440"] SRNS recently sponsored a summer camp for high school girls from the region near SRS to enhance the participants’ understanding of careers related to science, engineering and technology. Wallis Spangler, SRNS Senior Vice President, NNSA Operations and Programs, is shown here assisting a team of camp participants, Z’nayia Johnson (left), South…
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