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Young nuclear workers meeting in Augusta

Young minds from the nuclear industry will converge on Augusta next week for an annual meeting focused on advancing nuclear power in the United States.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Aug 8, 2014

SRS contractor joins education partnership

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the management and operations contractor at Savannah River Site, has joined a partnership at Augusta Technical College for nuclear education.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

New SRS advisory board members wanted

The Savannah River Site Citizens Advisory Board is accepting applications for panel members to serve during its 2015-2017 term.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

Energy secretary talks MOX funding

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Monday that federal officials need to identify a long-term funding stream for the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site if the ...
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, July 28, 2014

Grants help nuclear education

Nearly $4 million in federal grants have expanded education and training for nuclear science students at five local colleges to help meet workforce demands at nuclear sites in Georgia and South ...
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Energy secretary to visit SRS

Ernest Moniz will meet with workers, local elected officials and stakeholders to discuss the site's role in national security, environmental stewardship and development of environmental ...
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Concerns over hazardous SRS building addressed

Significant progress has been made addressing ongoing concerns over plutonium hazards in an empty building at Savannah River Site, according to an official.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SRS board challenges waste assessment

A federally-appointed Savannah River Site oversight panel is challenging the environmental assessment being prepared for proposed shipments of German nuclear waste.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, July 14, 2014

MOX gets funding in House bill

The appropriations bill that funds the Department of Energy and Army Corps of Engineers was passed late Thursday evening. The measure funds construction of the MOX plant in fiscal year 2015 at a ...
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, July 11, 2014

Energy officials discuss German waste

COLUMBIA - U.S. Energy Department officials say the German government is paying researchers at the Savannah River Site near Aiken to study how to handle waste that might be sent to South Carolina.
Friday, July 11, 2014

Veto threatened for MOX funding

The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a House spending bill, partially because it includes funding to continue construction on the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, July 9, 2014

German nuclear waste study underway

The environmental impact of a U.S. Energy Department proposal to remove highly radioactive nuclear waste from terrorists' hands won't be known for nearly a year or longer.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Meeting today on German waste proposal

Federal officials from the U.S. Energy Department will discuss potential shipments of highly-radioactive nuclear waste from Germany at a public meeting Tuesday.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, June 23, 2014

Internship program offers veterans career opportunities

About 15 veterans based out of Fort Gordon have participated in Operation Warfighter at Savannah River Site, where 24 percent of the federal workforce are military veterans.
By Meg Mirshak | Sunday, June 22, 2014

SRR president leaving

Savannah River Remediation's Ken Rueter is being replaced by Stuart MacVean, according to a news release from URS-Corporation, a parent company of SRR.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Senate panel backs MOX funding

The U.S. Senate Energy and Water Appropriations subcommittee approved $400 million for the MOX facility, or $204 million more than proposed to shut down the program.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

South Carolina threatens fines for SRS delays

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control said it could fine the federal government $193 million for missing deadlines to clean nuclear waste tanks.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, June 16, 2014

Deputy manager named for SRS

Terry Spears served as acting deputy before his appointment to deputy manager Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, June 12, 2014

Congress backs MOX construction

U.S. House appropriators on Tuesday approved $345 million for the MOX plant, specifying the funds had to be used for construction activity and not to place the multi-billion dollar plutonium ...
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Waste tank closures pushed back

Reduced federal funding has further pushed back the timeline to clean, process and close Savannah River Site's aging, high-level nuclear waste storage tanks, according to a revised, liquid waste ...
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, June 9, 2014

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