Savannah River Remediation anticipates it will be cutting hundreds of jobs before Oct. 1.
Dr. David Moody with the Department of Energy's Savannah River Site has stated that the restructuring process is still going on. "We're still in the process, so I can't tell you any specific numbers," Moody said. "But there will be jobs lost in the hundreds before October."
Moody shared the contractor's efforts with Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., during the congressman's visit to the Site today.
"We certainly communicated our theme, 'We Deliver,'" Moody said. "You give us a budget and we're closing tanks, we're working off hazardous materials and we're reducing risks. So, we had a conversation that we needed a budget. He (Wilson) understands that completely and is doing what he can to help improve the situation."
According to Moody, there will be a notice issued prior to the restructuring, similar to the 60-day notice issued to MOX employees. Also like MOX, SRR foresees complications with completing its tasks due to restructuring.
"It will slow down the retrieval of high level waste out of the tanks," he said. "It will make it more difficult to meet our commitment to the state on cleaning and closing tanks. So, we will be looking to recover that."