Category Archives: Energy

Coalition Rolls Out 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda for 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – A coalition of solar industry groups, conservation organizations, and clean energy advocates announced today the release of a 100 Day Clean Energy Agenda, calling on state lawmakers to pass a suite of policies in the first 100 Days of 2019 that will inject competition into South Carolina’s energy sector. The campaign will…
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Local Economy and Small Businesses Stimulated by Liquid Waste Mission

[caption id="attachment_19106" align="alignnone" width="3150"] SRR hired BK All American Company (BKAAC), a New Ellenton, South Carolina-based small business, to complete significant site preparation scope for Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) 7, which will be the second onsite mega-volume SDU built to store decontaminated salt waste.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. (December 17, 2018)— The Savannah River Site (SRS) liquid…
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Savannah River Remediation Accepting Applications for 2019 Summer Internship Program

AIKEN, S.C. (December 13, 2018) – Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site, is accepting applications for its 2019 summer internship program. The 2019 SRR summer internship program will offer college students an opportunity to complete hands-on work with the company, narrowing the gap…
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Savannah River Site Effluent Treatment Facility Marks 30 Years of Operation

AIKEN, S.C. (December 11, 2018) – For three decades, the Effluent Treatment Facility (ETF) has treated more than 450 million gallons of wastewater at the Savannah River Site (SRS), ensuring environmentally safe water leaves the site. ETF treats low-level radioactive wastewater from SRS waste management facilities, Savannah River National Laboratory, and other sources. ETF removes…
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SRNS Recipient of South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award

[caption id="attachment_18766" align="alignnone" width="1910"] Savannah River Nuclear Solutions received the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award. Accepting the award from South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Diversity Committee Chairman Dr. Cynthia Walters (second from left) were (from left) SRNS Manager of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Willie Bell, SRNS Equal Employment…
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Hunter Named 2018 Donald Orth Award Recipient

[caption id="attachment_18722" align="alignnone" width="3600"] Advisory Scientist Dr. Doug Hunter is the 2018 recipient of the Donald Orth Lifetime Achievement Award for being a technical leader in improving the nation’s security needs.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. (November 27, 2018) – Savannah River National Laboratory Advisory Scientist, Dr. Douglas Hunter has been named the 2018 recipient of the Donald…
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SRS welcomes new employees to Tritium facilities

Programs that support nation’s defense recruit, hire and train new employees AIKEN, S.C. (Nov. 15, 2018) – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) recently welcomed a class of 24 newly-hired operators to the Savannah River Site’s Savannah River Tritium Enterprise (SRTE), launching them on a path to careers providing vital support to the nation’s nuclear defense.…
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SRS Facility Celebrates 35th Anniversary Since Groundbreaking

[caption id="attachment_18526" align="alignleft" width="300"] Savannah River Remediation Melter Engineers John Owen, left, and Dan Iverson currently work at the Savannah River Site's (SRS) Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). They attended the groundbreaking for the facility as SRS employees in 1983.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. (November 14, 2018)— In November 1983, crews broke ground for the Defense Waste…
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Photo Festival Features the Relocation of Communities Due to Planned Construction of the Savannah River Plant in the Early 1950s

[caption id="attachment_18506" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Local resident Erin Prentiss (left), asks SRS employee Derek Berry about the photo exhibit he created that tells the story of the early years at the Savannah River Plant, now known as the Savannah River Site.[/caption] Exhibit features the nuclear site that would change a way of life throughout the entire…
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SRS Makes Progress on 32-Million-Gallon Waste Disposal Unit

AIKEN, S.C. (November 7, 2018) – Construction of a second large-scale saltstone disposal unit (SDU) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is progressing safely and on schedule. SDU 7 will be the second of seven mega-volume SDUs to be built at SRS and is designed to hold 32 million gallons of waste. DOE-Savannah River SDU…
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