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November 17, 2020
Savannah River Operations Office Engineer Joel Maul talks with students at Diamond Lakes Elementary School in Hephzibah, Georgia during a visit after several weeks of correspondence with the students.
Students, SRS Experts Engage in ‘STEMulating' Conversations
Students are becoming pen pals with Savannah River Site (SRS) employees whose degrees and careers involve science, technology, engineering, and math.
November 10, 2020
Workers at the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) demolished a nearly 7,000-square-foot utility building, shown here, earlier this year. WVDP cleanup contractor CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley received the DOE Voluntary Protection Program Star of Excelle
EM Contractors Recognized for Safety and Health Excellence
EM contractors across the complex have been honored with a variety of awards for safety and health excellence in DOE’s Voluntary Protection Program.
November 3, 2020
Preparing collected cones for transport to the facility where their seeds will be extracted and eventually planted.
Collected Pine Cones Help Restore a Forest on Savannah River Site
U.S. Forest Service employees recently held their annual longleaf pine cone collection event on Savannah River Site
October 27, 2020
Members of the Savannah River Site (SRS) Infectious Disease Response Team, a branch of the SRS Emergency Response Organization, manage the site’s daily COVID-19 pandemic response efforts from the SRS Alternate Emergency Operations Center.
SRS Implements Innovative Emergency Preparedness Drills During Pandemic
The Savannah River Site (SRS) has launched innovative methods to ensure emergency preparedness drills continue in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
October 20, 2020
At the height of the Cold War, the Ford Building was used to test components used in five nuclear reactors at the Savannah River Site. An excavator is shown here removing a section of the facility’s metal roof.
SRS Crews Successfully Demolish Facility Once Critical to Cold War Reactors
EM has completed demolition of a large metal storage building at the Savannah River Site.
October 20, 2020
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) is creating a series of videos and learning resources to bring Savannah River Site (SRS) ecology to classrooms in place of traditional field trips to SRS.
Virtual Field Trips to Savannah River Site Become Reality
EM contractor Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) is bringing the site visit experience to the students virtually.
October 6, 2020
From left, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions mechanic Todd Cockrell, engineer John Bradley, and project manager Joao Cardoso-Neto plan the removal and dismantlement of a high-vacuum soil vapor extraction unit at the Savannah River Site.
Savannah River Site Closes Soil Cleanup System, Saving $264,000 Annually
A 12-year cleanup campaign conducted by EM at the Savannah River Site (SRS) has ended successfully.
October 6, 2020
EM and Savannah River Remediation have installed a remote operating station that controls waste-handling components in an adjacent cell at the Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site.
Lab Waste-Handling Changes to Further Improve Worker Safety at SRS
the Savannah River Site (SRS) have developed a system that improves protection for workers who handle and dispose of contaminated laboratory waste.
October 6, 2020
Innovative equipment known as bubblers are used to improve the vitrification process at the Savannah River Site’s Defense Waste Processing Facility.
‘Bubblers’ Provide Decade of Improved DWPF Operations, Preparation for SWPF
Innovative equipment known as “bubblers” have been improving liquid waste operations at EM’s Savannah River Site.
September 29, 2020
Participants in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting for the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) at the Savannah River Site on Sept. 24 included, from left, Rep. Joe Wilson of South Carolina; Parsons CEO and President Chuck Harrington; Under Secretary for Scienc
DOE, Congressional Officials Celebrate Launch of Salt Waste Processing Facility at Savannah River Site
Operations of the Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site represents a leap forward in DOE’s ability to tackle tank waste.
September 29, 2020
The Salt Waste Processing Facility during construction.
SWPF to Accelerate Tank Waste Cleanup
EM and prime contractor Parsons Corporation are poised to begin transferring radioactive material to the Salt Waste Processing Facility.
September 29, 2020
Workers excavated an area at the Savannah River Site to reveal existing transfer lines to be modified for placing the new Salt Waste Processing Facility into operations.
SRS Fully Integrates Liquid Waste System With Salt Waste Processing Facility
EM has successfully integrated the liquid waste treatment system with the Salt Waste Processing Facility.
September 29, 2020
Officials Unveil 3-D Model of Proposed Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative Facility
Officials Unveil 3-D Model of Proposed Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative Facility
DOE and the University of South Carolina-Aiken (USCA) unveiled a 3-D model of the proposed Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative facility last week.
September 24, 2020
A truck containing a small amount of Defense Waste Processing Facility recycle wastewater departs a loading area at the Savannah River Site.
Waste Shipment Represents First Application of DOE's HLW Interpretation
DOE has completed the first application of its science-based approach to managing reprocessing waste with the safe and successful shipment.
September 15, 2020
Recent facility upgrades make it possible for three trucks to simultaneously unload cold feed materials at the Saltstone Production Facility at the Savannah River Site.
SRS Improves Liquid Waste Facilities as SWPF Prepares for Startup
EM and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have completed significant upgrades to accelerate treatment.
September 15, 2020
Defense Waste Processing Facility operator Stephen Potter assembles a double-stack plug grapple adapter before a feasibility demonstration.
Project to Double-Stack SRS Waste Canisters Gains Ground
EM liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site are advancing a project to double-stack canisters containing high-level radioactive waste.
September 15, 2020
Subcontractor employees managed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions dismantle one of six Savannah River Site buildings for donation to the Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization.
SRS Donates Structures for Regional Economic, Workforce Development
Built in the early 1990s, the metal buildings at SRS were no longer needed for DOE missions.
September 8, 2020
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions mechanic Curtis Williford helps remove the cover of an industrial wastewater tank within a containment pit at the Savannah River Site.
SRS Removes Silver-Bearing Sludge From Tank to Recover Precious Metal
EM and the management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site have successfully removed sludge containing silver from an industrial waste
September 8, 2020
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Senior Health Physicist Michael Ratliff, left, examines parts created by SRNS Principal Scientist Andy Warren using a 3D printer.
3D Printing Improves Radiological Safety at SRS at Low Cost
An employee at the Savannah River Site recently discovered how 3D printers can create unique objects at a low cost to improve safety and operations.
September 1, 2020
Operator Charlie Stokes uses a specialized cart to move material through a glovebox mock-up as part of training activities for resuming work in the K Area Interim Surveillance glovebox at the Savannah River Site following completion of a process optimizat
SRS Enhances Safety, Creates Efficiencies in Plutonium Downblend Process
The management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site recently completed a three-phase process optimization outage.
August 25, 2020
The Shift Operating Base inside the Plutonium Fuel Form Facility was a clean area that allowed operators to use manipulators to work with material inside the cells.
SRS Completes Risk Reduction Activities in Building Used to Produce Fuel for Space Program
Workers at the Savannah River Site have completed risk reduction and cleanup activities in a building containing residual plutonium.
August 25, 2020
From left, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions IT Network Engineers Alan Chafin, Kyle Garner, and Nicole Arnold complete the configuration of 800 computer network switches in dozens of buildings across the Savannah River Site.
SRS 'Switches IT Up,' Optimizing Cybersecurity
The future of cybersecurity was brought to reality at the Savannah River Site with a hardware upgrade that replaced 800 computer network switches.
August 18, 2020
An aerial view of the Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF), which has been approved for operations at the Savannah River Site. The SWPF is the last major piece of the liquid waste treatment system to be completed at Savannah River.
DOE Approves Start of Salt Waste Processing Facility at Savannah River Site
Yesterday, DOE approved CD-4 and Authorization To Operate for the SWPF at SRS, authorizing “hot” or radioactive operations to begin at the facility.
August 11, 2020
Nicole Nelson-Jean, manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Savannah River Field Office, said a nuclear security mission has been a feature of the site since its inception 70 years ago.
EM Names Nicole Nelson-Jean as Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations
EM has selected Nicole Nelson-Jean to serve as EM’s associate principal deputy assistant secretary for field operations, effective at the end of this.
August 11, 2020
Alexis Plum, an environmental sciences major at the University of Idaho, is interning onsite at Fluor Idaho this summer. In this photo, Plum is touring the Materials and Fuels Complex Landfill, which was recently covered with native soils. Fluor Idaho is
Virtual and Onsite Summer Internships Support EM Cleanup
Despite limitations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students have been interning across the EM complex this summer with the help of creativity.