Tim Smith, of the Savannah River Site Office, was recognized for coordinating a management response to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s finding that radiation doses from a theoretical accident could be 2.4 times higher than previous models had shown. The flawed meteorological data used to make the original projections was corrected.
Also honored was Kevin Arnold, a worker for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, for coordinating one of the most significant outages at the site to accommodate major equipment upgrades.
Recipients of the awards are recognized for going beyond the call of duty in supporting defense programs.
NNSA is the branch of the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for maintaining the nation’s nuclear weapons program.