Category Archives: Energy

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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Small Businesses See Gains as Overhaul of SRNS Supply Chain Approach Brings Efficiencies

[caption id="attachment_12634" align="alignleft" width="1200"] Personnel from Universal Supplies and Services, a small business subcontractor for SRNS, perform work in a non-nuclear facility.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. (Dec. 11, 2017) – Small businesses working for the Savannah River Site (SRS) are the big winners as a revamp of management and operating contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions’ (SRNS) supply…
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Old Oysters Put to New Use at SRS for Cleanup Innovation

Oyster shells appear to be a surprisingly effective solution to control levels of zinc in storm water runoff in efforts to meet regulatory standards prior to its entering nearby streams at the Savannah River Site (SRS). Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), the management and operations contractor for SRS, is among a small number of U.S.…
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