Registration is now open for the Savannah River Site 2018 public tour program.
More than 1,000 seats are available during 22 tours to be held throughout the year. The program is managed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions for the Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office.
The tours provide the public an opportunity to see and learn about current activities and future missions at the site, which encompasses 310 square miles, as well as historic and operational facilities responsible for the production of plutonium and tritium during the Cold War.
Four historic tours (hosted in partnership with the SRS Cold War Historic Preservation Group) will be offered featuring the former town of Ellenton, C Reactor and the site’s Curation Facility. The site will also add several early morning tours.
“We want to ensure that local citizens, newcomers and visitors to the area are fully informed about the missions and current activities at the Savannah River Site,” said Elizabeth Harm, SRNS Tour Program Coordinator. “Though we work hard to meet this goal in a variety of ways, participating in a public tour provides the perfect opportunity to see the incredible work being accomplished here behind the fences.”
The public tour inside commercial buses concludes at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory where the purpose of the lab is explained and several types of animals are presented. The tour concludes at the SRS Curation Facility.
Each tour starts at the Aiken County Applied Research Center, located off Highway 278, near New Ellenton and is free to the public.
To register, visit www.srs.gov/general/tour/public.htm. If you experience difficulty registering online, call (803) 952-8994.
Each tour accommodates up to 50 people. Participants must be at least age 18 years and U.S. citizens.
Seats are limited and are filled on a first come, first served basis. Large groups can be accommodated by calling the above phone number.