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August 15, 2012
Karl Fraiser, a member of the Savannah River Special Emphasis Planning Committee, meets with Dot Harris at the site’s Women’s Equality Day Celebration. | Photo by Rob Davis, Savannah River Site.
Leveling the Playing Field for Women: Work at the Energy Department

The many talented Energy Department women work every day to lead the Department’s critical missions, serve our country, and act as models for the next generation of women leaders.

July 26, 2012
EA-1606: Revised Finding of No Significant Impact

Proposed Use of Savannah River Site Lands for Military Training, SC

July 20, 2012
CX-009069: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Remove and Dispose of 107 A & B Tanks and Support Structure
CX(s) Applied: B6.1
Date: 07/20/2012
Location(s): South Carolina
Offices(s): Savannah River Operations Office

July 13, 2012
Environmental Justice Activities: Community Leaders' Institute, West Columbia, South Carolina

The Midlands Community Leaders’ Institute (CLI), sponsored by the Medical University of South Carolina, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Defense, South Carolina State University, and Brookland Baptist Church was held in West Columbia, South Carolina, on July 13 and 14, 2012.

July 9, 2012
Spencer Isom, second year engineering intern for Savannah River Remediation (SRR) and fourth summer at Savannah River Site (SRS), performs a standard equipment check at Saltstone Production Facility. | Photo courtesy of Savannah River Site
Savannah River Remediation Intern Sees Nuclear Industry as Job Opportunity

College intern Spencer Isom recently began her second summer with Savannah River Remediation (SRR), and her fourth year at Savannah River Site (SRS), where she continues a 31-year family legacy on site.

June 26, 2012
EIS-0283-S2: Interim Action Determination

Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Use of H-Canyon/HB-Line to Prepare Feed for the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication at the Savannah River Site)

June 13, 2012
Harrel McCray, left, and Joey Clark, employees with SRS management and operations
contractor, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, stand by an extensive SRS cleanup system that
safely and successfully rid the site of more than 33,000 gallons of non-radioactive chemical
solvents from 10 million cubic feet of soil through the injection of millions of pounds of steam.
Cutting-Edge Savannah River Site Project Avoids Millions in Costs, Removes Chemical Solvents from Underground: Project avoided costs totaling more than $15 million, removed tons of chemical solvents from beneath the Savannah River Site

AIKEN, S.C. – Workers recently completed a multiyear project that removed more than 33,000 gallons of non-radioactive chemical solvents from beneath a portion of the Savannah River Site (SRS), preventing those pollutants from entering the local water table and helping the site avoid costs of more than $15 million.

June 6, 2012
Pure Power, LLC makes products that allow truck engines to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy. The company has increased their energy efficiency and hired new employees. | Photo courtesy of <a href="">Flickr user ClatieK</a>.
Fueling South Carolina's Clean Energy Economy

As part of a national commitment to supporting energy efficient technologies, the Energy Department continues to invest in American companies that will continue to grow as this economy rebounds.

May 15, 2012
Cement trucks transport a specially formulated grout that is pumped into the waste tanks.
Workers Pour 1 Million Gallons of Grout into Massive Tanks

AIKEN, S.C. – Workers have poured more than 1 million gallons of a cement-like grout into two underground radioactive waste tanks, moving the Savannah River Site (SRS) nearer to closing the massive structures.

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.