The National Nuclear Security Administration's manager at the Savannah River Site, Nicole Nelson-Jean, is leaving South Carolina for a high-profile leadership post with the Department of Energy's cleanup office.
The U.S. Department of Energy intends to send a few gallons of radioactive wastewater at the Savannah River Site to a facility in Texas for treatment and disposal, a spearhead of sorts made possible by the department's recent decision that the waste is markedly less dangerous than previously…
The U.S. Department of Energy's remediation office has kicked off what's likely to be an extensive search for the next Savannah River Site management-and-operations contractor, the team that will ultimately oversee a breadth of nuclear waste and national security missions south of Aiken.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Mark Menezes as the deputy secretary of energy, effectively filling a top post at the Department of Energy that's been vacant for months.
A top National Nuclear Security Administration official recently reiterated exactly how focused the agency is on plutonium pit production, a nuclear weapons mission that could hinge on South Carolina and the Savannah River Site, more specifically.
South Carolina and the federal government late last week asked a court to freeze an appeal made earlier by the state because the two parties are now engaged in promising settlement talks, tackling a range of disputes tied to the Savannah River Site.
A raft of new coronavirus cases among the Savannah River Site's workforce was confirmed this week, pushing the cumulative tally at the south-of-Aiken nuclear reserve well past 200.
U.S. Rep. Jeff Duncan on Thursday decried a House spending package for failing to include funds for Yucca Mountain, the ever-controversial nuclear-waste repository the South Carolina Republican believes is the lawful solution to the Savannah River Site waste logjam.
Dozens of new coronavirus cases were logged last week among the Savannah River Site's thousands-strong workforce, a microcosm of two states, South Carolina and Georgia, battling an increasingly grave public-health crisis.
A team from the Savannah River Site that completed cleanup of coal ash-contaminated land a year early and at a savings of more than $8 million has been recognized by the Department of Energy with the prestigious Project Management Excellence Award.
U.S. senators are seeking reviews of one agency's multibillion-dollar plutonium pit production projects as they progress, a request driven by what lawmakers described as "the importance" of the nation's broader "plutonium mission."
Work to dispose of plutonium at the Savannah River Site's K-Area recently began again, a restart on the heels of an outage that allowed for "extensive upgrades," according to a contractor and the U.S. Department of Energy.
A long-running dispute and a related lawsuit South Carolina levied against the U.S. Department of Energy as a means to collect $200 million owed to the state because of plutonium inaction at the Savannah River Site could, once again, be settled soon.
The White House on Tuesday threatened to veto a version of the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act – significant defense legislation – for myriad reasons, including a plutonium pit production provision it described as unwieldy, unnecessary and unwise.
The leader of the National Nuclear Security Administration has rebuffed a congressional committee chairman's recent claims that her weapons-focused agency has jumped the tracks and gone "completely rogue."
The chairman of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee this week chided the National Nuclear Security Administration for increasingly straying away from its parent, the U.S. Department of Energy.
More than three dozen new coronavirus cases were logged in the thousands-strong Savannah River Site workforce this week, a notable spike as the site and its contractors grind toward a full resumption of pre-pandemic activities and operations.
In a missive marking the 75th anniversary of Trinity, the first nuclear bomb test, President Donald Trump championed plutonium pit production, a multibillion-dollar weapons mission with a prospective majority stake in South Carolina.
Federal lawmakers continue to be concerned about plutonium pit production and the National Nuclear Security Administration's ability to establish a reliable means of crafting enough of the nuclear weapon cores by 2030, an approaching deadline.
S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster in a meeting last week assured National Nuclear Security Administration chief Lisa Gordon-Hagerty that "he was all-in for all things" Savannah River Site, according to her recounting of the rendezvous.
National Nuclear Security Administration chief Lisa Gordon-Hagerty spent two days in South Carolina this week, on Thursday meeting with Gov. Henry McMaster and on Friday touring the Savannah River Site and the namesake museum in downtown Aiken.
Fifteen workers at Los Alamos National Laboratory might have been exposed to plutonium, a potentially grave mishap that some industry observers and critics say portends trouble for plutonium pit production, a separate cross-country nuclear weapons mission.
A Savannah River Nuclear Solutions employee recently died because of the novel coronavirus, according to a memo sent to Savannah River Site workers Monday.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette in a Monday letter urged senators to reconsider provisions included in a version of annual defense legislation that would give the Pentagon and other defense officials significant sway over the National Nuclear Security Administration and its nuclear …
An Orangeburg County man who sued the Savannah River Site paramilitary security contractor and the U.S. secretary of energy, among others, in an attempt to secure hundreds of thousands of dollars from his dead father's retirement account has voluntarily nixed his own case.
A swell of novel coronavirus cases in South Carolina and the greater Aiken County region has prompted the mandatory use of face masks in "the majority" of operations at the Savannah River Site as of Monday, according to a message sent to employees.
After almost two years of litigation and months of discussion, the state of Nevada and the federal government, namely the U.S. Department of Energy, have settled a heated dispute over the clandestine shipment of defense plutonium from the Savannah River Site to the Nevada National Security Site.
The U.S. Department of Energy expects to award the new Savannah River National Laboratory management contract in early fiscal year 2021.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham doesn't foresee the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, interfering with the Savannah River Site's key role in the national security landscape.
Four Savannah River National Laboratory staff have been named fellows, a distinguished title and a superlative achievement at the storied lab south of Aiken.
Federal lawmakers are concerned leadership at the Department of Energy's nuclear cleanup office, Environmental Management, is turning over too quickly, and are seeking a related review of the office's capacity and long-term competence.
Savannah River Site workers recently wrapped a yearslong effort to shut down and preserve the HB-Line, a facility that previously supported the production of plutonium oxide as well as plutonium-238, a fuel source for deep-space exploration.
A judge in South Carolina last week paused a lawsuit involving two prominent Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility contractors and the federal government after it was disclosed the parties were working toward a resolution.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham plans to address at length the status of the Savannah River Site with President Donald Trump's pick to be the next deputy secretary of energy, the second-in-command at the U.S. Department of Energy.
A new computer-based system created by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control processes requests for permits quickly, often in minutes, which will have a major positive impact on work at the Savannah River Site and for management and operations contractor Savannah River Nucl…
Crews at the Savannah River Site crafted an abundance of face coverings and face shields – measures of personal protection – as cases of COVID-19 cropped up at the nuclear complex and the novel coronavirus crisis continued worldwide.
Thousands of pieces of unused property, gear and equipment salvaged from the scuttled Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project are up for grabs, with prices Tuesday ranging from $10 to $60,000.
Thousands of masks meant to safeguard people at the Savannah River Site amid the novel coronavirus pandemic have been deemed deficient, as they were sourced from a manufacturing facility not on a federal government-sanctioned list.
Savannah River Nuclear Solutions and Augusta University Health have collaborated to provide prompt testing for Savannah River Site employees to detect the possible presence of the coronavirus.
The Savannah River Site police force will early next week be evaluated and assessed by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, or CALEA, an independent auditing and credentialing authority.
Mark Menezes is one step closer to becoming the deputy secretary of energy, the U.S. Department of Energy's second in command.
The global coronavirus crisis hindered the U.S. Department of Energy's solicitation plans for the upcoming Savannah River Site Integrated Mission Completion Contract, according to site manager Michael Budney.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Monday morning reported two additional cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at its Savannah River Site.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Tuesday morning reported an additional case of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, at its Savannah River Site.
The state of Nevada and the federal government are within striking distance of settling a lawsuit concerning a half-metric ton of defense plutonium shipped from the Savannah River Site to the Silver State sometime in 2018.
Proper funding and necessary authorizations represent the "biggest" hurdles the plutonium pit production endeavor must clear, a U.S. Department of Defense executive said last week, echoing sentiments other nuclear officials have previously expressed.
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.
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