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Robots sampling waste tanks at SRS

Crawling robots about the size of a microwave are taking samples of aging, nuclear waste storage tanks at Savannah River Site to help scientists determine the lasting legacy of the underground tanks.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

SRS to host military training

There's no reason to be alarmed by the sound of military helicopters over Aiken County Saturday. Officials say it's just an exercise.
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

MOX construction extension approved

A 10-year extension for construction of the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site has been approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

SRS waste storage plans detailed

Under federal budget pressure, Savannah River Site is facing stiff time constraints to safely dispose of highly-radioactive nuclear waste before its aging facilities reach the end of their life spans.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

New leadership named for MOX project

David Del Vecchio, formerly vice president of project management of CB&I Areva MOX Services, is replacing Kelly Trice, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

Soldiers, disable hunters take advantage of SRS deer hunt

Friday's hunt marked the 14th consecutive year the hunts have been held at the site best known for its enterprises in the nuclear industry. The hunt attracted 30 participants who either sustained ...
By Travis Highfield | Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Report finds no safety issues at MOX

Routine inspections at the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site returned no safety or compliance issues for the construction contractor.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

MOX email exercise cites Ebola

A cyber security training exercise at Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility used a fake scenario of a University Hospital nurse contracting Ebolat.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Center helps SRS retirees with health benefits

The Savannah River Site Retiree Resource Center opened last month in Aiken to assist former site employees preparing and filing benefits-related forms.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

SRS shipments halted until 2016

Savannah River Site can't resume shipments of Cold War nuclear waste materials to an underground repository in New Mexico until at least 2016 when the federal government reopens the facility to ...
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

SRS begins new cleanup project

Savannah River Site has started a new cleanup project to remove 1.3 million cubic yards of ash created by a former 1950s-era, coal-fired power plant.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

MOX facility survives budget battle

The mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site has survived the most threatening push to halt construction in its tumultuous history, but the funding fight isn't finished.
By Meg Mirshak | Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

South Carolina, feds dispute tank closure deadlines

The U.S. Energy Department says the state did not provide sufficient reasoning for denying a request to extend the closure deadline for two nuclear waste storage tanks.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

SRS facility costs increase

Lastest projections from the U.S. Energy Department estimate the Salt Waste Processing Facility will cost $2.3 billion to build and start up - an increase of $982.5 million from the project cost ...
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Federal board to discuss SRS

The U.S. Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board will meet in Augusta in October to discuss spent nuclear fuel and high-level radioactive waste storage and processing.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

College Night brings students, colleges together

About 6,000 people turned out for Thursday's event to investigate more than 140 colleges and seven professional societies.
By Sean Gruber | Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

CSRA College Night planned

Aspiring college students in the Augusta and Aiken area have the opportunity to visit with representatives from 140 colleges, talk with 10 professional societies and win scholarships during the ...
By Sean Gruber | Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

SRNS head speaks at chamber event

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President and CEO Carol Johnson speaks at Augusta Metro Chamber of Commerce event.
By Jenna Martin | Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

MOX contractor requests extension

The contractor of the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site quietly requested from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission a 10-year extension for construction activities.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

SRS completes sodium reactor fuel dissolution

Dangerously corroded spent nuclear fuel stored at Savannah River Site has been dissolved after a 2011 federal report indicated it needed immediate processing.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
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