Savannah River Site’s primary liquid waste contractor has a new president and project manager.
Dave Olson, who has served as Savannah River Remediation’s deputy project and operations manager for the past three years, will replace outgoing president Jim French, who has accepted a new assignment in the United Kingdom.
Olson, who has held various management positions at Savannah River Site since 1981, is also a former executive vice president of Washington Savannah River Company, where he was responsible for all liquid waste operations. He has more than 29 years of experience in nuclear operations. He and his wife live in Aiken, S.C.
In March 2009, Savannah River Remediation was awarded a $3.3 billion operating contract to manage Savannah River Site's extensive liquid waste program after a dispute was resolved from a rival bidder, Savannah River Tank Closure, LLC, which had protested the award.
Savannah River Remediation is a team of companies led by URS with partners Bechtel National, CH2M Hill and Babcock & Wilcox. Critical subcontractors for the contract are AREVA, Energy Solutions and URS Safety Management Solutions.
The liquid waste program at SRS includes the disposal of about 35 million gallons of Cold War nuclear waste