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SRS Celebrates Closure of Two Additional Radioactive Waste Tanks

October 2, 2012 – 7:29 am |

Successful closure of SRS Tanks 18 and 19 signifies the most substantial environmental risk reduction achievement for the State of South Carolina since 1997 when DOE closed Tanks 17 and 20, the first for SRS and the Nation

SRS Reaches Major Cleanup Milestone as SRNS Completes Lower Three Runs Project

August 7, 2012 – 4:22 pm |

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) can now claim that 85 percent of the Savannah River Site has been cleaned up with the recent completion of the Lower Three Runs (stream) Project.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Provides Real-life Experience for Summer Interns

August 2, 2012 – 10:31 am |

Each summer Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) welcomes interns from universities and colleges across the U.S. This summer, 138 interns are experiencing hands-on work at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in fields such as radiological control engineering, fire protection engineering, public relations and in assignments at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).

SRS IDEAS Program Saves Millions, Merits National Recognition

July 30, 2012 – 10:07 am |

Known as the SRNS “IDEAS” program, this employee suggestion system has been heralded nationally as a Top 10 employee suggestion process. This is not surprising when considering that over the last five years alone, it has created savings and cost avoidances totaling more than $80 million.

Opening Ceremony for SRS Curation Facility and Tour on 7/31

July 27, 2012 – 7:39 am |

The U.S. Department of Energy and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), the managing and operating contractor of the Savannah River Site (SRS), will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion and opening of the site’s Curation Facility.

Bulk Grouting on 2 SRS Waste Tanks Complete; Final Tank Capping Expected Later This Summer

July 9, 2012 – 12:31 pm |

Enough concrete grout to fill nearly five Olympic-sized swimming pools has been poured into the two Savannah River Site (SRS) waste tanks, bringing to an end bulk grouting operations.

SRS Leadership Association Names Executive and Leader of the Year

July 6, 2012 – 9:33 am |

This year the “SRS Leadership Association” (Savannah River Site chapter of the National Management Association) presented awards to outstanding Savannah River Site leaders, Beth Bilson and Dennis Cheeks.

Waste Removal Begins on Highest Volume Sludge Tank at SRS

July 3, 2012 – 11:21 am |

The largest volume of sludge waste in any one tank in the history of the Savannah River Site (SRS) is being removed.

SRS Historic Achievement in Transporting Nuclear Waste to New Mexico

June 8, 2012 – 12:19 pm |
For the first time in the history of the DOE Complex, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC personnel at SRS made three TRU waste shipments on the same day, using three different shipping containers. The three trucks transporting TRU waste (from left) used TRUPACT-III, RH-72-B and TRUPACT-II containers.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) personnel recently achieved a historic, first-time achievement within the Department of Energy (DOE) Complex and at the 61 year-old nuclear reservation.  On Wednesday, June 6, three transuranic (TRU) waste …

Georgia Hosts Multi-Agency Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Transportation Exercise

May 31, 2012 – 10:40 am |

Emergency personnel throughout the U.S. who respond in the event of a potential accident involving radioactive waste shipments take part in mock training scenarios to help them prepare for an actual incident.