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December 24, 2013
Workers gather behind a “Safety and Security begins with Me” banner at the Savannah River Site.
Savannah River Site Achieves Transuranic Waste Disposition Goal in 2013

AIKEN, S.C. – EM and the Savannah River Site (SRS) management and operations contractor worked efficiently, effectively and creatively in 2013 to complete the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) goal to prepare 5,000 cubic meters of legacy transuranic (TRU) waste for shipment and disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.

December 19, 2013
The final amount of grout is poured into Tank 6, marking the operational closure of Tanks 5 and 6.
SRS Waste Tanks 5 and 6 Are Operationally Closed

Savannah River Remediation (SRR), the liquid waste contractor at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Site, has removed from service two more Cold War-era liquid radioactive waste tanks.

November 27, 2013
Energy Deputy Secretary Daniel Poneman speaks at the Clemson University Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility dedication in South Carolina. | Photo courtesy of Clemson University
Two Facilities, One Goal: Advancing America’s Wind Industry

Two state-of-the-art wind turbine drivetrain test facilities are now open for business: the Clemson University Wind Turbine Drivetrain Testing Facility in South Carolina and a National Renewable Energy Laboratory dynamometer at the National Wind Technology Center in Colorado.

November 20, 2013
CX-011475: Categorical Exclusion Determination

245-16F Restroom: Major Repairs
CX(s) Applied: B1.3
Date: 11/20/2013
Location(s): South Carolina
Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

October 30, 2013
Grouting of two Savannah River Site waste tanks began in August. Here, the first trucks with grout arrive at F Tank Farm.
Progress Continues Toward Closure of Two Underground Waste Tanks at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – The EM program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) is filling two radioactive liquid waste tanks with a cement-like grout in an effort to operationally close them this fall.

October 30, 2013
EIS-0283-S2: Amended Interim Action Determination

Disposition of Certain Plutonium Materials at the K-Area Complex, Savannah River Site

September 30, 2013
John Barnes, right, discusses a transuranic (TRU) waste container with Charles Fairburn of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions. The TRU waste container was repackaged in the Savannah River Site H-Canyon facility. Barnes has more than 23-years of experience at the Savannah River Site as a Facility Representative.
DOE's 2012 Facility Rep of the Year Supports EM

AIKEN, S.C. – John Barnes, a Savannah River Site (SRS) employee who works in EM’s Cold War cleanup program, was recently honored as the 2012 DOE Facility Representative (FR) of the Year.

August 27, 2013
CX-011137: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Subcontractor Will Provide Roof Repairs at 735-17A
CX(s) Applied: B1.3
Date: 08/27/2013
Location(s): South Carolina
Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

August 20, 2013
CX-011146: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Subcontractor Repair of Roof Leaks at 704-3N
CX(s) Applied: B1.3
Date: 08/20/2013
Location(s): South Carolina
Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

August 16, 2013
CX-011150: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Subcontractor Repair of Roof Leaks at 730-2B
CX(s) Applied: B1.3
Date: 08/16/2013
Location(s): South Carolina
Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office