Category Archives: Community Outreach

BB&T contributes $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today announced it is contributing $100,000 to the American Red Cross of Greater Houston in Texas to help support disaster relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Shipments of humanitarian supplies are also underway to assist in the recovery. "The unprecedented flooding resulting from Hurricane Harvey is causing hardships for many of our…
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Lexington DJJ’s Back-to-School Bash a Big Hit

DJJ's Lexington office did their part to make sure students were ready for the new school year. Lexington staff hosted a community bash last Friday, August 18. DJJ partnered with SC Probation, Pardon and Parole, Splash Omnimedia, Turning Pointe Youth Initiative, Town of Lexington, DSS, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department and others to offer a fun-filled day…
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New Potassium Iodide (KI) Supply Available in 13 Counties

COLUMBIA, S.C. - South Carolina has received 1,200,600 adult doses of Potassium Iodide (KI) for distribution within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zones (EPZs) of five nuclear power plants, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced today. The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission provided the doses to DHEC for distribution to people living…
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Museum to host free lecture about artist Charles Burchfield’s Camp Jackson period

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Charles Burchfield was a prominent American painter and visionary artist whose abundant work defies easy categorization. He was once described in the Village Voice as a “mystic, cryptic painter of transcendental landscapes, trees with telekinetic halos, and haunted houses emanating ectoplasmic auras.” His friend Edward Hopper greatly admired and promoted his work, and he was…
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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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