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November 30, 2020
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DOE-SR Site Status updates
November 23, 2020
Elected officials gathered with Site leaders on the steps of the Aiken Municipal Building on Nov. 16 to bestow the framed resolution to the SRS.
State Delegates Designate Nov. 28 SRS Day in S.C.
On Nov. 28, 1950 newspapers and radio stations announced that the then-Savannah River Plant, currently the Savannah River Site (SRS), would be ...
November 9, 2020
Employees at SRS monitor the first transfer of waste to the SWPF
Salt Waste Processing Facility Operations Underway
The Savannah River Site (SRS) Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF), designed to significantly increase the site’s ability to empty and close ...
October 1, 2020
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DOE Issues Final RFP for the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Savannah ...
September 29, 2020
Techs Taking a Sample
2019 SRS Annual Environmental Report Released
Each year, the Savannah River Site (SRS) prepares an annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) in accordance with the U.S. Department of Energy ...
September 24, 2020
SWPF Ribbon Cutting - Group
SRS Salt Waste Processing Facility to Begin Operations
The Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) held a ceremony today to mark the start of operations of the Salt Waste Processing ...
September 22, 2020
Three trucks simultaneously unloading cold feed materials at the Saltstone Production Facility
SRS Improves Liquid Waste Facilities as SWPF Prepares for Startup
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have ...
September 16, 2020
DWPF operator assembles a double-stack plug grapple adapter
Project to Double-Stack SRS Waste Canisters Gains Ground
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management and its liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site (SRS) are ...
August 24, 2020
H Canyon Outside Facilities
Savannah River Site Improves Planning for Steam Outages at H Canyon
Employees of the H Canyon at the Savannah River Site recently improved planning for steam outages at the chemical processing facility by hiring ...
July 23, 2020
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SRS Resumes Plutonium Downblend
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employees in the Savannah River Site’s K Area recently resumed plutonium downblend after an outage for extensive ...
July 22, 2020
Savannah River Remediation subcontractor employees set rebar in preparation for the foundation slab at Saltstone Disposal Unit 8.
Next Mega-Volume Saltstone Disposal Unit Taking Shape at SRS
The Savannah River Site (SRS) landscape is changing again as Saltstone Disposal Unit (SDU) 8 cell construction work is underway.
July 16, 2020
D-Area Ash Basin before
DOE Honors SRS Team with National Excellence Award for Coal Ash Cleanup
A team from the Savannah River Site (SRS) that completed cleanup of coal ash-contaminated land a year early and at a savings of more than $8 millio...
June 30, 2020
Safety and Control Rods Cask
SWMF Disposes of Safety and Control Rods from the Five SRS Production Reactors
Employees of the Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) at the Savannah River Site (SRS) recently completed characterizing and shipping for disposa...
June 26, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Issues Final RFP for New Savannah River National Laboratory Management and Operating Contract
The U.S. DOE Office of EM today issued a Final Request for Proposal for the new, standalone M&O contract for the SRNL, located at SRS near Aiken, SC.
June 24, 2020
HB Line Facility at SRS
SRS’s HB Line Placed in Safe Shutdown Status
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) employees at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS) recently completed placing the HB ...
June 11, 2020
SWPF Aerial 2019-07-10
New Application Significantly Reduces Prep Time for Waste Processing at SRS
The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (EM) has developed a new electronic application capable of reducing by up to 75 pe...
May 7, 2020
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DOE Issues Draft RFP Sections B, C, H, L, M and Section J Task Orders For the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract ...
DOE Issues Draft RFP Sections B, C, H, L, M and Section J Task Orders For the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract and a ...
April 9, 2020
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DOE Issues Draft RFP for New Savannah River National Laboratory Management-and-Operating Contract
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) for the new, standalone man...
March 13, 2020
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SRS Postpones Public Tours
Out of an abundance of caution, the U.S. Department of Energy is postponing all public tours of Environmental Management sites through the end of ...
February 13, 2020
DOE Environmental Management Press Release
DOE Issues Special Notice and Draft Performance Work Statement for the Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract
Today, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management issued a Special Notice and Draft Performance Work Statement.
January 27, 2020
Workers test a modified cutting tool
SRS Crews Mark Milestone in Double-Stacking Waste Canister Project
Department of Energy-Savannah River crews recently reached a significant milestone by modifying the 1,000th storage position for vitrified waste ca...
January 13, 2020
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Savannah River National Laboratory Industry Day
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Environmental Management, is currently in the acquisition planning phase for a potential new Managem...
December 20, 2019
Tour Program for 2020
SRS Public Tours: Opportunity to See the Past, Present and Future of the Savannah River Site
Registration is now open for the 2020 Savannah River Site (SRS) public tour program. More than 750 seats are available on 22 tours to be held throu...
December 20, 2019
SRS Annual Environmental Report for 2018
2018 Environmental Report Shows SRS Environmentally Safe
The Savannah River Site’s (SRS) Annual Site Environmental Report (ASER) shows SRS continues to safely conduct its missions and maintains a record o...
December 16, 2019
SRS Shifts to low cost technology
SRS Shifts to Low-Cost Technology to Remove Remaining Solvents at Basin
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) recently reached a milestone at the Savannah River Site (SRS) by fully transitioning to low-cost solar-powe...