Category Archives: Energy

SRNS Operations and Construction Divisions Recognized for Continued Safety Excellence by South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance

[caption id="attachment_14264" align="alignleft" width="200"] SRNS employees often perform intricate work that supports the SRS mission; together, they have achieved more than 10 million safe-work hours, earning recognition from the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance on March 15.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. March 27, 2018 – Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) was recently recognized by the South Carolina Manufacturers…
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Savannah River Remediation Sets Company Record at Over 7 Million Safe Work Hours

Aiken, S.C. (March 7, 2018) – Employees with Environmental Management’s (EM) liquid-waste contractor recently set a company record by surpassing 7 million hours, or a year and a half, without injury resulting in a missed day of work at the Savannah River Site (SRS). It’s the first time Savannah River Remediation (SRR) crossed the 7-million-hour…
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SCE&G Crews Aid Those Impacted by Recent Nor’easter

Cayce S.C. (March 5, 2018) – SCE&G on Sunday sent approximately 50 crew members with trucks and a variety of equipment to assist Dominion Energy with power restoration efforts in Richmond, Virginia, in the wake of the recent nor’easter that brought severe weather and widespread power outages to the area. SCE&G previously had released 110…
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Dr. Vahid Majidi Named Savannah River National Laboratory Director

Aiken, S.C. – March 1, 2018 – Dr. Vahid Majidi has been named Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Executive Vice President and Savannah River National Laboratory ( SRNL) Director, replacing Dr. Terry Michalske, who recently announced his decision to step down. “Vahid’s extensive experience in addressing national issues and proven leadership skills make him an…
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Savannah River National Laboratory and University of South Carolina appoint joint faculty member for advanced manufacturing

UofSC Chemical Engineering Professor John W. Weidner joins Savannah River National Lab to build regional smart manufacturing partnerships, provide electromechanical research expertise AIKEN, S.C. (February 20, 2018) – Savannah River National Laboratory and the University of South Carolina’s College of Engineering and Computing have appointed Dr. John W. Weidner to the first joint faculty position…
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Energy Department Names New Manager at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. (February 12, 2018) -- The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office announced today the selection of Michael D. Budney as new Manager. Budney will succeed Jack Craig, who is retiring after 32 years of federal service including 29 years in leadership positions associated with environmental cleanup activities at the DOE…
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Energy Secretary Breaks Ground on SRS Mega-Volume Waste Disposal Unit

[caption id="attachment_13392" align="alignnone" width="2935"] Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (center) breaks ground at the site where Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) 7 will stand. From left are Craig Carlisle, SDU 7 Project Manager; Tom Foster, SRR President and Project Manager; Perry; Jack Craig, DOE-SR Manager; and Shayne Farrell, SDU 7 Federal Project Director. In the background…
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Savannah River Site Women in Nuclear Founding Member Wins Region II Leadership Award

[caption id="attachment_13180" align="alignnone" width="1038"] Savannah River Site Women in Nuclear (WIN) members attended theU.S. WIN Region II Conference where Shanteka Glover received the U.S. WIN Region IILeadership Award. From left, Lindsey MonBarren, Shanteka Glover, and Kela Lofton.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. (January 18, 2018)— Savannah River Site (SRS) Women in Nuclear (WIN) founding member and Public Outreach…
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API names Mark Harmon as Executive Director of the South Carolina Petroleum Council

COLUMBIA, January 17, 2018 – API today announced Mark Harmon as the South Carolina Petroleum Council Executive Director. “Mark will focus on energy priorities in the state, including generating more opportunities for economic benefits including revenue to the government, and job creation,” said API Senior Director of State Government Relations Rolf Hanson. “While most of…
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New Melter at SRS Pours First Canisters of High-Level Waste

[caption id="attachment_13028" align="alignnone" width="3872"] Melter 3 enters the Defense Waste Processing Facility in June 2017. It poured its first canister of vitrified high-level radioactive waste Dec. 29.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. (January 10, 2018) – A new melter at the Savannah River Site (SRS) — only the third in the 20-year history of the Defense Waste Processing…
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