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July 28, 2020
Characterization equipment operators Tim Carlton, left, and Todd Shepley perform a virtual equipment test.
SRS Performs Remote Testing on New Waste Characterization Equipment
Savannah River Site employees completed equipment tests virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
July 21, 2020
Before-and-after photos of cleanup of two areas in the F Area Analytical Laboratory facilities at the Savannah River Site.
SRS Achieves Analytical Laboratories Project Milestone Ahead of Schedule
EM recently surpassed a project milestone to clean 20 gloveboxes and radiohoods in the Savannah River National Laboratory.
July 21, 2020
A factory acceptance test for a Savannah River Remediation equipment procurement was completed remotely instead of in-person at the manufacturer’s site due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Creativity Leads SRS to Complete Equipment Test During COVID-19 Pandemic
EM and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site used creativity to complete a critical equipment test.
July 21, 2020
Patrick Ryan, a technician at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, collects biological samples from a sedated raccoon.
SRS Landscape Central to National Partnership’s Fight to Eradicate Rabies
The wild lands of the Savannah River Site (SRS) have served as a front line in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s fight to eradicate rabies.
July 14, 2020
In this February 2020 photo, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Scientist Jason Walker, left, inspects a new portable air monitoring station, while SRNS Environmental Specialist Jesse Baxley records readings from one of several permanent units at the
New Equipment Strengthens Environmental Monitoring at SRS
The EM program has added two portable units to its network of 14 permanent air monitoring stations at the Savannah River Site.
July 7, 2020
Nuclear Waste Partnership (NWP) President and Project Manager Sean Dunagan, center, helps unfurl the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star site flag during a brief ceremony at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in late June. Also pictured, from left
WIPP, SRS Contractors Achieve Voluntary Protection Program Star Status
EM contractors at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant and Savannah River Sitewere recently awarded Star status for safety and health advances.
July 7, 2020
Workers prepare equipment removed from a recently demolished contaminated structure at the Savannah River Site to be permanently encapsulated within cement-like grout.
SRS Workers Safely Demolish Two Contaminated Structures
EM crews have demolished two small structures formerly used to measure the flow of hazardous wastewater and obtain sample data.
June 30, 2020
While maintaining social distancing, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) heavy equipment operators Tyler Wilson, left, and Ed Townsley, center, update SRNS Project Manager Kelsey Holcomb regarding the D-Area Coal Storage Yard Project at the Savannah R
SRS Set to Clean Up 12-Acre Coal Yard From Cold War Powerhouse
The long metal arm and strong steel teeth of a massive construction excavator recently cleared its first bucket full of hardened clay.
June 23, 2020
The HB Line facility at the Savannah River Site is located on top of the H Canyon chemical separations facility.
SRS Facility's Safe Shutdown Leads to $40 Million in Annual Cost Avoidance
EM workers at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently finished placing the HB Line.
June 23, 2020
Janice Sandford, forefront, and other operators are shown in the Defense Waste Processing Facility control room. Savannah River Remediation recently upgraded its control system hardware and software.
Savannah River Site Completes Significant Computer System Upgrades
The EM program at the Savannah River Site has completed a significant and extensive upgrade to modernize computer systems across the site.
June 9, 2020
Workers applying a fixative at Hanford Richland site
EM Marks Accomplishments Across Complex During Essential Mission-Critical Period
EM made steady progress in its cleanup mission after most field sites moved into an essential mission-critical operating posture beginning mid-March.
June 9, 2020
A new electronic application will significantly reduce the time needed to qualify waste batches to be fed to the Salt Waste Processing Facility when the facility, pictured here, comes online.
New Application Significantly Reduces Prep Time for Waste Processing at SRS
EM has developed a new application capable of reducing by up to 75% of time needed to qualify large quantities of radioactive liquid salt waste.
March 17, 2020
EM headquarters and field site officials at the Waste Management Symposia discussed the start up of major liquid waste treatment facilities. From left, EM Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Todd Shrader; EM Office of Technology Development Director Kurt
Managers Share Lessons in Advance of Liquid Waste Treatment Startups
Project managers advancing key liquid waste treatment facilities toward startup at three EM sites shared successes, challenges, and lessons learned.
March 10, 2020
Visitors headed to the Waste Management Symposia in Phoenix were given a special tour of the Savannah River Site on March 5.
Savannah River Hosts Tour for Conference Attendees
Visitors headed to the Waste Management Symposia in Phoenix were given a special tour of the Savannah River Site on March 5.
March 9, 2020
DOE Environmental Management News Flash
EM Issues "Strategic Vision" for Coming Decade
The Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) today issued an outline of planned accomplishments over the next decade.
February 25, 2020
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Engineer Graham Jones measures the height of a tower built using only marshmallows and uncooked noodles during a Savannah River Site teach-in at the Episcopal Day School in Augusta, Georgia.
EM Sites Explore STEM With Students, Highlight Women Engineers
A number of EM sites marked Engineers Week, Feb. 16-22.
February 25, 2020
Injecting material containing iron filings into wells at the Savannah River Site is a multi-step process. A well is flushed with water, shown here, before workers add the iron filings to it.
Savannah River Site Fights Contamination With Massive Underground Wall
EM workers recently finished constructing a large underground, water-permeable wall made of recycled iron filings.
February 25, 2020
Chip Jenison, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions mechanical shops manager, describes the day-to-day work of a maintenance mechanic to students from the Richmond County School System during their tour of the Savannah River Site.
Career Tour at SRS Highlights Advantages of Technical College Education
Georgia high school students who take part in a program to equip them with technical occupational skills recently toured EM maintenance facilities.
February 18, 2020
An aerial view of the Savannah River Site solid waste management program area.
DOE Assessment Finds No Deficiencies in SRS Solid Waste Program
A recent DOE assessment found no deficiencies in EM’s solid waste program at the Savannah River Site (SRS).
February 4, 2020
Bechtel National, Inc. participated in the Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce 2nd Annual Diversity Summit to engage with small business owners about opportunities working with the EM Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.
EM Prime Contractors Surpass Fiscal 2019 Small Business Goals
A number of prime cleanup contractors across the EM complex exceeded annual goals for subcontracting with small businesses.
January 28, 2020
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Facility Manager Cheryl Parrow monitors work by SRNS Mentor-Protégé Program company US&S at a Savannah River Site administrative facility.
Encouraging Growth in Small Business Mentor-Protégé Programs in DOE
EM contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is sharing knowledge and experience with small business mentor-protégé programs.
January 21, 2020
Workers test a modified cutting tool in a mock demonstration before using it to modify storage positions for waste canisters inside the Glass Waste Storage Building 1.
SRS Crews Mark Milestone in Double-Stacking Waste Canister Project
EM crews recently reached a significant milestone by modifying the 1,000th storage position for vitrified waste canisters at the Savannah River Site.
January 21, 2020
Cleanup Workers Transform Former Waste Basin Into Grassy Field at SRS
Cleanup Workers Transform Former Waste Basin Into Grassy Field at SRS
A pond-like basin built in the early years of the Cold War was recently re-mediated.
January 21, 2020
Crews recently replaced a deteriorating, leaking roof at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory at the Savannah River Site.
Crews Replace Roof of Laboratory Integral to Savannah River Site
Workers have replaced the roof of a laboratory important to the Savannah River Site.
January 14, 2020
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees Erik Tucker, left, and Randy Fanning watch as the inner lid of a High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) spent nuclear fuel shipping cask is removed under water in the L Area disassembly basin.
Two SRS Contractors Receive More Than 95 Percent of Fees for FY19 Periods
Two Savannah River Site (SRS) contractors recently earned 95 percent or more of award fees available to them.