Local consent and decision-making is critical for successful nuclear waste storage and related policy, according to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat.
Should all go well, the Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site, designed to process millions of gallons of nuclear waste every year, will be up and running in the March or April timeframe, site manager Michael Budney said Thursday.
In a resignation letter tendered to President Donald Trump, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry reviewed his department's accomplishments over the years, including nuclear cleanup and weapons work, both of which are conducted at the Savannah River Site.
U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson on Friday wished all the best for Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, who on Thursday publicly announced he would be leaving President Donald Trump's cabinet by the end of the year.
A Savannah River Site facility that operated years beyond expectations and helped process millions of gallons of radioactive waste has served SRS well and proved to be a bit of a pioneer, site manager Michael Budney said Thursday at a meeting of the S.C. Governor's Nuclear Advisory Council.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, the managing contractor at the Savannah River Site, is looking to hire hundreds and hundreds of people in the months ahead.
Using drones to monitor conditions and control vegetation atop shuttered reactor facilities at the Savannah River Site has proven to be quite the money saver.
The Savannah River Site Museum, tucked into a historical building in Aiken's downtown shopping-and-dining district, has undergone some serious renovations ahead of its grand reopening later this month.
AECOM, the lead company behind Savannah River Remediation, plans to sell its Management Services business, which handles billions of dollars of contracts with the U.S. energy, defense and homeland security departments, among others.
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a case tied to the long-term storage of plutonium in South Carolina, the federal rules surrounding it, and the relatively recent death of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, a never-finished nuclear fuel facility at the Savannah River Site.
An adviser to the U.S. energy and defense departments on national security and environmental issues on Monday said plutonium pit production, a major nuclear weapons venture, is critical to both the nation and the greater Aiken area.
The Savannah River Site's liquid-waste contractor on Oct. 7 inked an agreement with Denmark Technical College, offering a formal avenue for collaboration as well as opportunities to expand education and expose students to careers and the workforce.
U.S. Sen. Tim Scott said he has spoken with the leader of the National Nuclear Security Administration several times about plutonium pit production, a significant nuclear weapons undertaking with proposed roots in South Carolina.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was subpoenaed Thursday as part of the House's growing impeachment probe into President Donald Trump.
A federal court has ordered Savannah River Remediation to pay nearly $1.5 million in damages and back pay to a former employee who said she was discriminated and retaliated against.
The U.S. Supreme Court later this month will consider hearing a case tied directly to the death of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site and the related long-term storage of plutonium in South Carolina.
As South Carolina's plutonium fines lawsuit transitions to an appeals court, the federal government has indicated the matter could benefit from mediation, despite prior settlement negotiations collapsing and securing a favorable ruling soon after.
The top Republican on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee, which deals intimately with the energy and defense departments as well as weapons policy, has announced he will be retiring.
U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson earlier this week said he has been "assured" the plutonium pit production goal can be met, comments made as other officials stress the tight turnaround time and significant scale of the related projects.
A Colorado-based engineering and architecture company has opened an office in Aiken in response to opportunities presented by the Savannah River Site and the U.S. Department of Energy.
Preparing for and crafting preliminary designs for the Savannah River Plutonium Processing Facility, the proposed plutonium pit hub at the Savannah River Site, is a national affair with distinct local ties.
Fluor, the leading partner behind Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, on Tuesday announced it will be selling its equipment and government businesses, the latter of which handles nuclear and defense work.
Savannah River Site manager Michael Budney on Monday said significant attention is being paid to the Savannah River National Laboratory by the science side of the U.S. Department of Energy, reinforcing similar comments made earlier this month by another energy executive.
Two Democratic presidential candidates believe there is no reason to produce 80 plutonium pits per year, as is planned, and have urged congressional defense leaders to step back and reconsider related legislation, according to a missive reviewed recently by the Aiken Standard.
National Nuclear Security Administration chief Lisa Gordon-Hagerty will seemingly stay where she is at the weapons-and-nonproliferation agency after President Donald Trump narrowed a list of national security adviser candidates from five to one Wednesday.
The Savannah River Site liquid waste contractor has won a national safety award for its efforts to protect workers from mercury vapors.
The death of the over-budget and past-due Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility was more a blessing than a curse, the federal government argued in a recent Supreme Court brief, at the same time urging the high court to dismiss South Carolina's petition for legal review.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The U.S. Department of Energy's science wing has taken a liking to the Savannah River National Laboratory and is actively eyeing a boosted influence there.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site is nearing operational status, a feat that once achieved will greatly influence, and likely hasten, nuclear waste cleanup at the site.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The U.S. Department of Energy's second-in-command for nuclear cleanup on Wednesday described the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico as a remediation "lynchpin," specifically mentioning dilute-and-dispose, a plutonium disposition strategy meant to replace the nixed Mi…
Progress on the canceled Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site was impeded by faulty gloveboxes, sealed containers that were key to the now-null disarmament and nuclear fuel mission, according to arguments made in court documents first filed early last year.
Officials at the Savannah River Site, a sprawling nuclear reserve south of Aiken and about 135 miles northwest of Charleston, are closely watching Hurricane Dorian, now a Category 2, as it lumbers toward the South Carolina and Georgia coasts.
Jumpstarting the nation's ability to produce nuclear weapon cores, known as plutonium pits, will be a heavy lift, one that is shades similar to the Cold War era, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions President and CEO Stuart MacVean said Wednesday morning during a presentation in Aiken.
A years-in-the-making facility designed to foster education and industry connections between the public and the Savannah River Site and drive high-tech investment to the region will be financed this year by Congress, according to U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham.
The conferencing process for the fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, which props up defense-related spending in the U.S., will likely begin within three weeks, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson said in a brief interview Monday following a speech at the Aiken Rotary Club.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday its intent to extend the current Savannah River Site paramilitary security team's contract by at least four months.
The federal government's decision last year to cancel the knotty and never-completed Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility did not violate a roughly two-decades old plutonium disposition agreement that gave rise to the project, according to a newly published U.S. State Department arms contro…
The National Nuclear Security Administration hosted the Nuclear Weapons Council in South Carolina and New Mexico earlier this month, providing members of the defense panel a chance to tour facilities and receive updates on plutonium pit production, the local tritium mission, and global security.
After failed settlement negotiations and more than a year of legal back-and-forth, a judge has dismissed South Carolina's complaint against the federal government seeking millions of dollars tied to the storage of weapons-grade plutonium at the Savannah River Site.
A Savannah River National Laboratory researcher has been restricted from doing radiological work for the rest of the year after purportedly receiving a dose of radiation that pushed the person past an acceptable annual threshold, according to a statement from the lab.
William "Ike" White, the leader of the U.S. Department of Energy's nuclear cleanup wing, visited the Savannah River Site on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter as well as various corroborating photos later posted to social media.
Nevada's bid to prevent defense plutonium from being shipped into the state from South Carolina was recently dismissed by a federal appeals court, and a related argument to remove a plutonium cache there was rejected, as well.
South Carolina's governor on Thursday described news that the federal government had quietly moved a total 1 metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium out of his state as "a small piece of happiness in a situation that is intolerable," referencing the stockpile of nuclear material that remains a…
The federal government has quietly moved a total 1 metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium out of South Carolina, chipping away at a stockpile of potentially lethal nuclear material still at the Savannah River Site.
About one month after South Carolina disclosed that settlement negotiations with the federal government had collapsed, the state is again urging a federal court to swiftly grant it a multimillion-dollar payout related to plutonium stored at the Savannah River Site, a sprawling nuclear reserv…
Savannah River Remediation Public Affairs personnel volunteered at the local United Way agency Helping Hands as part of their outreach initiatives. They helped children with several activities that were both fun and educational.
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- Cumbee Center Cook Off
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- Fair's opening day
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