Savannah River Site

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New president, CEO named for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions

A new president and CEO has been named for Savannah River Nuclear Solutions after Dwayne Wilson announced his departure from the position earlier in May.
By Jenna Martin | Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Federal panel finds SRS safety lapses

A federal nuclear safety oversight panel has warned U.S. Department of Energy that an apparent spike in safety violations, contamination incidents and injuries at the site must be addressed.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, May 13, 2014

SRNS president, CEO leaving for Fluor

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President and CEO Dwayne Wilson will leave in June after his successor is named.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Suit challenging MOX shutdown dropped

The state of South Carolina dropped its legal challenge to the U.S. Department of Energy's decision to shutter the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site on Friday.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, May 2, 2014

German waste could be shipped to SRS

The U.S. Department of Energy signed a "statement of intent" with German agencies offering to evaluate disposing of waste at SRS. No final decision has been made, according to SRS spokesman Jim ...
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

MOX construction continuing through September

Construction of the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility will continue until at least through September without layoffs, according to the National Nuclear Security Administration.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Research lab focuses on partnerships

Savannah River National Laboratory is seeking to boost partnerships with research universities in an effort to lead the world in scientific innovations to protect national security.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Haley says state won't back down on MOX

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the state won't back down on its lawsuit challenging the Obama administration's decision to stop constuction on the MOX facility.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, April 21, 2014

SRS public meeting Thursday

Federal funding for Savannah River Site and future work at the U.S. Energy Department site will be discussed during a public forum on Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, April 14, 2014

MOX plant cost estimates challenged

David Jones, a senior vice president for Areva, said the U.S. Energy Department over-estimated life-cycle costs for the MOX project without providing details of how it determined the cost estimate.
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, April 4, 2014

Activists form new SRS watchdog

Veteran nuclear activists have formed a new public interest watchdog group to monitor Savannah River Site activities.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Nunn bucks Obama on MOX

Democrat Michelle Nunn's campaign manager said she wants to see MOX continue even though she's concerned about cost overruns.
By Walter C. Jones | Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MOX construction not changed

Shaw Areva MOX Services President Kelly Trice said in a message to employees that the company has not received direction from the NNSA or U.S. Energy Department to change its construction status.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, March 31, 2014

MOX safety report returns no issues

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission's 2013 performance review of the mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site reported no safety issues.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, March 27, 2014

SRS public info session Thursday

A public information session on various Savannah River Site projects, programs and missions will be held Thursday.
By Meg Mirshak | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

SRS shipments wait on New Mexico site

Savannah River Site has continued preparing shipments of transuranic waste for the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico, which stopped receiving waste after a fire in February.
By Meg Mirshak | Tuesday, March 25, 2014

SRS influence on women focus of lecture

A lesser-known history of the Savannah River Site's affects on women during the Cold War era will be discussed Tuesday at The Pickens-Salley Symposium.
By Meg Mirshak | Monday, March 24, 2014

DHEC requests MOX plutonium status

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton on Friday requested the status of plutonium material that was to be processed by the MOX plant at ...
By Meg Mirshak | Friday, March 21, 2014

South Carolina files MOX suit

The state of South Carolina is suing the U.S. Department of Energy and others over federal plans to shut down Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility intended to turn nuclear ...
By Meg Mirshak and Sarita Chourey | Tuesday, March 18, 2014

MOX reaches safety milestone

Savannah River Site's mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility surpassed 18 million consecutive work hours without a workday lost because of injury or illness, according to a news release.
By Meg Mirshak | Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Commission rejects tax jump

Seven commissioners nixed a proposed tax increase Monday that would cost a typical homeowner $70 a year, leaving the countywide millage rate unset with just a few days to meet state deadlines.
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