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MOX cost estimate swells to $47.5 billion

The cost estimate to finish building and operating the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site has swelled to $47.5 billion, according to the National Nuclear Security ...
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Registration open for fishing challenge

Savannah River Site is accepting registrations for a fishing challenge for wounded veterans and mobility-impaired individuals, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, April 14, 2015

National lab director seeks next generation of nuclear workers

COLUMBIA - An education pipeline must be in place to train new researchers to succeed those who will be aging out of the nuclear workforce, according to the director of the Savannah River National ...
By Sarita Chourey | Friday, April 10, 2015

SRS budget delaying tank closure

Savannah River Site's tightened budget will likely cause missed deadlines for cleanup of aging, highly-radioactive nuclear waste storage tanks.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, March 30, 2015

Forum Monday on Savannah River Site budget

Department of Energy officials will discuss the fiscal 2016 budget for Savannah River Site at a community forum on Monday.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, March 27, 2015

Group cast doubts on nuclear repository deadline

Officials doubt the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, N.M. will resume full operations in February 2018, four years after a fire and radiological release forced the closure of the ...
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SRS recycles 568 tons of materials

Savannah River Site, known for its massive task to clean up Cold War-era nuclear waste, is making strides to keep recyclable materials from sitting in a wasteland.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, March 19, 2015

SRS contractor processes salt waste

Five million gallons of salt waste in underground storage tanks at Savannah River Site have been removed and processed, a small fraction of the waste remaining from Cold War era nuclear weapons ...
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, March 12, 2015

SRS contractor gets award fee

Savannah River Remediation received 95 percent, or $26.8 million, of the available award fee for its contract work, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Feb. 13, 2015

SRS reaches agreement on tank closure

Savannah River Site will get an extra 27 days to close a nuclear waste storage tank as part of an agreement announced Thursday with the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

Level budget proposed for MOX

The U.S. Department of Energy proposed a budget that keeps the embattled mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at a slower pace for construction.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Feb. 2, 2015

SRS waste shipment delays to continue

Recovery work at an underground government repository in New Mexico continues as the U.S. Department of Energy aims to resume limited operations early next year.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

SRS cleanup pushed to 2065

Clean up of Savannah River Site's Cold War nuclear waste has been pushed back to fiscal year 2065, requiring an addition $25 billion and more than two extra decades of work, according to latest ...
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

SRS information session Wednesday

A public information session to educate residents on projects at Savannah River Site is Wednesday.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

New inspector named for MOX

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named a new inspector for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015

Report calls for MOX closure

A new report calls for the U.S. Department of Energy to shut down the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility under construction at Savannah River Site to make way for an alternative with less ...
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

Feds cite mismanagement at MOX

A troubled plutonium conversion plant at Savannah River Site has become an example of unruly, mismanaged government projects needing reform, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Department.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Reactor development slows, fades

A highly touted concept to build small, portable nuclear power reactors that could be moved on a railroad car or truck has made little progress in recent years, especially at Savannah River Site.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015

Meeting scheduled for MOX facility

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has scheduled a public meeting on the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Jan. 9, 2015

SRS contractor docked quarter of fee

Savannah River Site's primary contractor - Savannah River Nuclear Solutions - was slashed a quarter of its fiscal 2014 award fee, or $5 million, partially because of ongoing cost overruns for a ...
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
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