Savannah River Remediation Invests in Education at Aiken Technical College

Savannah River Remediation provided funding to Aiken Technical College to enhance the college’s Radiation Protection Program. Looking over the new equipment are, from left, Mary Commons, Aiken Technical College (ATC) Foundation Director; Dr. Forest Mahan, ATC President; Javed Shah, ATC Nuclear, Physics and Sciences Department Chair; Dr. Raghunath Kanakala, ATC Technical Education Dean; and Tom Foster, Savannah River Remediation President and Project Manager.

AIKEN, S.C. (March 14, 2018) – Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS), recently donated $5,000 to the Aiken Technical College (ATC) Radiation Protection program.

Tom Foster, SRR President and Project Manager, said the training being conducted by ATC is necessary for site contracts, and with funding restrictions at educational institutions, SRR is pleased to help.


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“The equipment purchased through SRR’s donation will help train students, uniquely preparing them for nuclear careers in the local community,” Foster said. “These students will build necessary skills to help safely manage radiological work at a nuclear site, such as SRS.”

The equipment purchased includes a Model 78 Stretch Scope, which will help students perform gamma surveys; glove bags for learning how to work on radiological containment; and a video camera and tripod for producing videos of students performing surveys. Students can watch these videos to help them improve their procedures and techniques. This equipment will be used by over 70 students in the ATC laboratory.

SRR is a team of companies led by AECOM with partners Bechtel National, CH2M, and BWX Technologies, Inc. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Atkins, and AECOM N&E Technical Solutions.