The Savannah River Site, a 310-square-mile-site in Aiken, South Carolina, focused on the production of plutonium and tritium for use in the manufacture of nuclear weapons from its inception in the early 1950s until the end of the Cold War. In 1992, the focus at SRS turned to environmental cleanup, nuclear materials management, and research and development activities.

The Savannah River Site (SRS) is rapidly moving from burning fossil fuels to using electricity to power a fleet of nearly 1,000 vehicles, fulfilling a Biden administration executive order.

Officials cut a ribbon in a ceremony celebrating the addition of over 100 zero-emissions vehicles to the Savannah River Site vehicle fleet. Pictured front row, from left, are Jeff Allison, deputy field office manager, National Nuclear Security Administration Savannah River Field Office; Mike Budney, manager, DOE-Savannah River; Stuart MacVean, president and CEO, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS); Angelia Holmes, deputy assistant manager, DOE-Savannah River Infrastructure and Environmental Stewardship; and Mike Swain, senior vice president, Technical Services, SRNS.

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Field Manager

Michael D. Budney,
Site Manager


Michael D. Budney was appointed Manager of the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site in February 2018. As DOE-SR Manager, Mr. Budney leads a workforce of about 11,000 government and contractor personnel to perform the Office of Environmental Management’s important missions that include nuclear material storage and disposition, tank waste cleanup and management of Savannah River National Laboratory, EM’s corporate lab.

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High-Level Budget Information

FY22 Enacted
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FY23 Request
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FY23 Enacted
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FY24 Request
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FY25 Requested

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For more information on the Office of Environmental Management's budget process and performance check out the Budget & Performance page.

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