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October 1, 2012
U.S. Energy Under Secretary for Nuclear Security Thomas D'Agostino, left, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Director Catherine Templeton and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) unveil a marker to commemorate the closing of waste tanks at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina.
Savannah River Site Celebrates Historic Closure of Radioactive Waste Tanks: Senior DOE Officials and South Carolina Congressional Leadership Gather to Commemorate Historic Cleanup Milestone

AIKEN, S.C. – Officials from the U.S. Department of Energy gathered with congressional and state leaders this month to celebrate the closure of two Cold War hazardous waste tanks at the Savannah River Site (SRS).

October 1, 2012
Oak Ridge scientists Kelly Roy, left, and Trent Jett collect fish samples in 2011 to support
research on the impacts of the treatment in Tims Branch, a small stream at the Savannah
River Site.
Innovative Mercury Treatment Benefits Stream, Fish

AIKEN, S.C. – A team of scientists is working at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to evaluate the impact of an innovative, inexpensive treatment system that removes mercury from water.

September 21, 2012
DOE Awards Native American, Tribally-Owned Small Business Contract for Support Services to Savannah River Operations Office

Aiken, SC - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a set- aside contract to the NOVA Corp. of Window Rock, Arizona. NOVA will provide administrative support services and information technology support to the Savannah River Operations Office. The firm fixed-price Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract with an estimated value of $20 million with a two-year performance period.

NOVA Corp. is a Native American Tribally-Owned (Navajo) Section 8(a) company under the Small Business Administration.

September 6, 2012
DOE to Extend Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Contract at Savannah River Site to September 2016

Aiken, SC -- The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office today exercised its option to extend the current Savannah River Site Management and Operating contract with Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC (SRNS) for an additional 38 months, from August 1, 2013 to September 2016.

September 1, 2012
Savannah River Remediation employees install new equipment in the Saltstone Process Room during the recent outage.
Improved Saltstone Facilities Restart Operations

AIKEN, S.C. – The Saltstone Facilities at the Savannah River Site (SRS) have restarted operations following a nine-month planned improvement outage.

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.