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May 1, 2012
SRNS Maintenance Supervisor Steve Cooper, left to right, Control Room Operator Robert Dicks, and Deputy Operations Manager Ren 
Hatfield stand near a boiler unit of the DArea powerhouse. The three workers have a combined experience of 83 years at the facility.
Savannah River Site Retires Coal-Fired D-Area Powerhouse after Nearly 60 Years of Service

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River Site (SRS) has shut down the massive, coal-powered D-Area powerhouse as the site turns to new, clean and highly efficient power generation technology.

April 26, 2012
Savannah River Site Team Wins Carolina Challenge at 2012 DOE Security Protection Officer Competition

Savannah River Site, Aiken, S.C. – Security Protection Officers from Savannah River
Site’s (SRS) security contractor WSI-SRS, today won the Department of Energy (DOE)
Secretary’s Trophy as the top DOE team in the 2012 Security Protection Officer Team
Competition (SPOTC)- 2012 Carolina Challenge, held here, April 22-26. It was the 40th
anniversary of the SPOTC competition.

April 10, 2012
Audit Report: IG-0862

Use of Noncompetitive Procurements to Obtain Services at the Savannah River Site

April 1, 2012
DOE and Savannah River Remediation team members gather in front of the first cement truck containing grout for Tank 18 at the Savannah River Site.
Grouting Operation to Lead to First SRS Waste Tank Closures Since 1997

AIKEN, S.C. – April marked the start of work to close two massive underground tanks at the Savannah River Site (SRS) by filling them with a cement-like material to ensure they pose little or no future risk to the environment or the public.

March 12, 2012
SRS Marks Successful Operational Startup of New Biomass Cogeneration Facility

AIKEN, S.C. – Today, Under Secretary of Energy Thomas D’Agostino joined U.S. Representative
Joe Wilson (R-SC) and other senior officials from the Department of Energy (DOE) and Ameresco, Inc.
(NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, to mark the successful
operational startup of a new $795M renewable energy fueled facility at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

March 5, 2012
EIS-0303-SA-01: Supplement Analysis

Savannah River Site High-Level Waste Tank Closure, SC

March 1, 2012
Pictured from left are Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga; DOE Savannah River Operations Office Manager Dave Moody; SRNS Infrastructure Maintenance and Engineering Manager John Stafford; DOE Federal Projects Director Jim DeMass; Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Thomas D’Agostino; DOE-Savannah River Assistant Manager Karen Guevara; Ameresco Federal Programs Director Nicole Bulgarino; Ameresco Executive Vice President Keith Derrington; U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC); Ameresco Program Manager Ken Chacey; and Ameresco President and CEO George Sakellaris.
EM Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for New Biomass Plant at Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – Senior Advisor for Environmental Management David Huizenga and Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Thomas D’Agostino were among the officials who marked the operational startup of the Savannah River Site (SRS) Biomass Cogeneration Facility recently.

February 2, 2012
Pictured here is a component of the Interim Salt Disposition Process — known as
Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (MCU) — that helped Savannah River
Remediation process more than 500,000 gallons of salt waste since October last year,
a contract milestone.
Savannah River Site Contractor Achieves Tank Waste Milestone

AIKEN, S.C. – The Savannah River Site’s liquid waste contractor recently achieved a contract milestone by processing 500,000 gallons of salt waste in underground tanks for disposition since October last year.

February 1, 2012
A Savannah River Remediation employee uses a manipulator located inside a shielded enclosure at the Defense Waste Processing Facility, where a melter pours molten glass into a canister.
Savannah River Site Marks Waste Processing Milestone with Melter’s 2,000th Waste Canister

AIKEN, S.C. – The second melter to operate in the 16-year history of the nation’s largest radioactive waste glassification plant shows no signs of slowing after recently pouring its 2,000 canister of glass-formed hazardous waste.

February 1, 2012
A Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employee hangs one of several “Safety Begins with Me” banners near a Savannah River Site entrance.
‘Safety Begins with Me’ Works toward an Injury-Free Workplace at Savannah River Site - Employees embrace high-quality safety awareness campaign

AIKEN, S.C. – Banners decorate overpasses, safety-related stories fill internal communications, posters adorn walls, and badges and stickers with the words “Safety Begins with Me” appear on badge lanyards, filing cabinets, building doors and vehicle dashboards.