The U.S. Department of Energy on Friday afternoon reported two new cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at its waste- and weapons-focused Savannah River Site.
The U.S. Department of Energy this week announced its plans to extend the Savannah River Site paramilitary security team's contract.
One new case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, was reported at the Savannah River Site on Thursday morning, a day after officials and contractors at the nuclear reserve began a shift back to so-called normal operations.
The Savannah River Site on Wednesday began its gradual shift back to normal operations, a significant undertaking that suggests local executives and the U.S. Department of Energy believe the novel coronavirus crisis is being combated properly there.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday morning announced one new case of COVID-19 had been recorded at the Savannah River Site.
The final request for proposals for the standalone Savannah River National Laboratory management contract is expected in the near future.
The U.S. Department of Energy is looking into how the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected various nuclear cleanup ventures, including the Savannah River Site's multibillion-dollar, in-the-works Salt Waste Processing Facility.
President Donald Trump and his administration have no plans to use Yucca Mountain as a nuclear waste repository, according to Mark Menezes, the current under secretary of energy and the president's pick to be the next No. 2 at the U.S. Department of Energy.
Another case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has been confirmed at the Savannah River Site, the sprawling nuclear-waste-and-weapons reserve south of Aiken.
President Donald Trump's pick to be the next deputy secretary of energy cruised through a nomination hearing Wednesday afternoon, facing little resistance while fielding questions largely focused on energy production, research and development and the novel coronavirus.
The final request for proposals for the upcoming Integrated Mission Completion Contract at the Savannah River Site is expected no sooner than September, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, which oversees the south-of-Aiken nuclear reserve.
A federal negligence lawsuit involving an Augusta man and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the lead contractor at the Savannah River Site, has been settled, court documents show.
A bloc of local governments and nuclear industry, labor and community groups are pressing Congress to provide a one-time multibillion-dollar boost to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, the remediation-focused Savannah River Site landlord.
A COVID-19 scare last month halted construction for two weeks at the Savannah River Site's Surplus Plutonium Disposition project, an incident that highlights how the coronavirus pandemic has flustered the broader nuclear and national defense landscapes.
All 13 Savannah River Site employees who tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have made a "full" recovery as of Wednesday evening, according to an online update from site officials.
Four massive battery banks were removed from the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site weeks ahead of schedule in March, another step forward in the process of shuttering and reworking the failed nuclear-fuel project.
Preparations and planning for plutonium pit production must continue amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, a "difficult" and challenging time, National Nuclear Security Administration chief Lisa Gordon-Hagerty wrote in a recent letter.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday said it intends to extend Savannah River Remediation's contract for one year, an announcement made as the department readies and works through another Savannah River Site liquid waste-related procurement.
Oral arguments in a case concerning $200 million of plutonium fines sought by South Carolina were heard by a panel of federal judges Tuesday, another step forward in an escalating legal battle entangling the Palmetto State, the U.S. Department of Energy and its Savannah River Site.
The federal government's plan to permanently dispose of metric tons of adulterated defense plutonium in New Mexico is viable, but only if a suite of "challenges" and "vulnerabilities" are resolved, according to a newly published study from the National Academies.
Warm support for a proposed nuclear weapons mission at the Savannah River Site clashed sharply with dissent and pointed criticism during a Thursday public hearing hosted by the National Nuclear Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy's weapons-and-nonproliferation arm.
The status of a pact between the U.S. and Russian governments detailing the disposal of enough plutonium for thousands of nuclear weapons is nebulous, according to a lengthy, yearslong report published Thursday.
An Orangeburg County man seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars from his late father's retirement plan is no longer suing Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the lead contractor at the Savannah River Site.
Eleven cumulative cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have been confirmed at the Savannah River Site south of Aiken.
The Savannah River Site liquid-waste contractor earlier this month suspended construction of Saltstone Disposal Unit 7, as the site dialed down work and shifted exclusively to essential mission-critical activities amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
The Savannah River Site and its Savannah River National Laboratory have undertaken a handful of projects to help the fight against the highly contagious novel coronavirus, including the mass fabrication of face coverings and shields.
Planning is underway to step-by-step return operations at the Savannah River Site to normal, news that roughly coincides with President Donald Trump's Opening Up America Again agenda and the easing of some coronavirus-related restrictions in South Carolina and Georgia.
The National Nuclear Security Administration has extended the period in which it is taking comments and input on its draft review of the environmental impacts of plutonium pit production at the Savannah River Site.
The U.S. Department of Energy's weapons-and-nonproliferation agency will at the end of the month host a public hearing concerning its pitched plans to produce plutonium pits at the Savannah River Site.
The Savannah River Site's lead contractor has donated $10,000 to the Red Cross to bolster the independent nonprofit's disaster response to recent severe storms and tornadoes.
Savannah River Remediation and parent company Amentum are demonstrating their commitment to the CSRA by providing a $25,000 donation to Golden Harvest Food Bank.
There is "no indication" Russia has breached the Plutonium Management and Disposition Agreement, an accord between Washington and Moscow that gave rise to the failed Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, according to a new report prepared by the U.S. Department of State.
At least 15 tornadoes slashed through South Carolina on Monday, including an EF3 twister in the Savannah River Site and Williston region, the National Weather Service and S.C. Emergency Management Division confirmed this week.
Eight cumulative cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, have been recorded at the Savannah River Site as of late Thursday morning.
Another case of COVID-19 in the Savannah River Site workforce was announced Wednesday afternoon, bringing the cumulative tally site-wide to six.
An Orangeburg County man has sued the U.S. secretary of energy and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, among other parties, in an attempt to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars from his dead father's retirement plan.
Severe storms ripped through the South on Sunday night and Monday morning, and in rural Aiken County a tornado razed buildings, shredded trees and tossed cars and campers alike.
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has nixed its so-called paper hearings, the committee's one-time solution to safely conducting meetings and public oversight amid a growing novel coronavirus crisis.
A proposed production complex at the Savannah River Site could by itself satisfy the looming military demand for plutonium pits – nuclear weapon cores – if circumstances so required, according to a new National Nuclear Security Administration review.
The U.S. Department of Energy's nuclear cleanup office, Environmental Management, released a draft request for proposals Thursday for the discrete management of the Savannah River National Laboratory, offering a glimpse at the lab's potential future.
Five cases of COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the highly contagious novel coronavirus, have been reported at the Savannah River Site.
The Savannah River Site, amid the international coronavirus outbreak, is transitioning to essential mission-critical operations only, a designation that greatly reduces the amount of people on site as well as the volume of work done there.
The federal government, namely the U.S. Department of Energy, and the state of Nevada are close to settling a protracted lawsuit concerning the covert shipment of plutonium from the Savannah River Site to the Nevada National Security Site roughly two years ago.
A second case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, has been logged at the Savannah River Site, a federal reserve near Aiken where roughly 10,000 people work.
Two more employees at the U.S. Department of Energy's headquarters in Washington, D.C., have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.
An age discrimination dispute between an Aiken County man and Savannah River Remediation has been settled, court records show.
Citing a notable decline in potential funding, U.S. House Science, Space and Technology Committee leadership recently asked a federal watchdog to examine the Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management's science and technology development efforts as well as how new remediation me…
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