A draft request for proposals for a contract that would significantly rearrange work done at the Savannah River Site should be issued in the next few weeks.
The contractors behind the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project at the Savannah River Site are now accused of improperly using federal money and of fostering a hostile workplace, court records show.
A draft request for proposals for the discrete management of the Savannah River National Laboratory is expected to be issued in the second quarter of this fiscal year, which could be a significant step forward in the often long and mercurial federal contracting process.
CARLSBAD, N.M. — The U.S. government's only underground nuclear waste repository has taken in its first large shipment in six years, following a process that involved recertification and retraining of workers.
A top U.S. Department of Energy official will be in North Augusta on Thursday to discuss what's been billed as the "vision" for the Savannah River National Laboratory.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette has delegated a consequential swath of power and responsibility to Mark Menezes, the current under secretary of energy, a new email reviewed by the Aiken Standard shows.
Despite some recent project woes, the U.S. Department of Energy still expects the Salt Waste Processing Facility, a Savannah River Site nuclear waste workhorse, to be up and running later this year.
Among the employee training programs an Environmental Management contractor has made available to the broader Department of Energy complex is one that aims to stop suspicious items from entering the supply chain at the Savannah River Site and affecting mission-critical structures, systems an…
During the inaugural IT for a Day career tour held recently, local high school students met with information technology and human resources employees to learn about working at the Savannah River Site.
The National Nuclear Security Administration has concluded it does not need to further examine the broader, nationwide environmental repercussions of plutonium pit production.
A Barnwell County man has sued his former employer, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, alleging the lead Savannah River Site contractor treated him unfairly because of his race, maliciously ended his employment there and failed to address a hostile work environment engendered by his former co…
The longtime Savannah River Site paramilitary security contractor has again earned an "excellent" rating from the U.S. Department of Energy, netting a multimillion-dollar payout.
Dr. Sean Alford, the former Aiken County Public Schools superintendent, has been hired by the lead contractor at the Savannah River Site and will serve in a significant leadership role there.
The lead contractor at the Savannah River Site performed to 95% marked success in fiscal year 2019, earning a $25.5 million award fee.
The U.S. Department of Energy has extended the window in which the public can comment on potential plans to remove radioactive waste from the Savannah River Site and ship it across the country for disposal.
In May 2018, a joint recommendation was made to rekindle the production of plutonium pits: cores or triggers at the heart of modern nuclear weapons.
McLEAN, Va. — A top weapons expert at the National Nuclear Security Administration last week pushed back on skepticism that the production of plutonium pits – nuclear weapon cores – won't meet a deadline years over the horizon.
The Savannah River National Laboratory will remain under the U.S. Department of Energy's nuclear cleanup wing, a status-quo move that for the foreseeable future dashes theories that the department's science branch would take the reins there.
In its latest legal maneuver, the state of Nevada has accused the U.S. Department of Energy of going rogue and conducting what it deems to be "plutonium smuggling" – trucking a half-metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium from the Savannah River Site into the state sometime last year.
The U.S. Department of Energy on Wednesday night publicized documents that signal a potentially mammoth shift for the Savannah River National Laboratory, a Savannah River Site institution.
The leader of the U.S. Department of Energy's nuclear cleanup office spent time at the Savannah River Site on Tuesday, a casual visit that coincided with a radioactive waste public hearing in Augusta that evening.
A monthslong federal audit of contracting practices and expenses at the terminated Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility found millions of dollars of questionable costs, a potential symptom of a much larger problem.
The fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act has cleared both the House and Senate and now awaits the signature of a president eager to provide it.
A trio of plans that could ultimately rid the Savannah River Site of thousands of gallons of radioactive waste years ahead of schedule would have little to no negative impact or affect on workers, the public and the surrounding air and environment, according to a recently published U.S. Depa…
McLEAN, Va. — Should the cards fall favorably, Los Alamos National Laboratory will undoubtedly uphold its end of the plutonium pit production equation, the deputy director for weapons there said Thursday.
McLEAN, Va. — The relationship between the U.S. energy and defense departments is the best it's been in years, according to a man tasked with ensuring, securing and modernizing the nation's nuclear weapons.
Crews at the Savannah River Site recently completed the outer shell of Saltstone Disposal Unit 7, a colossal tank designed to permanently store millions of gallons of processed radioactive waste.
The fiscal year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, legislation that props up funding for the U.S. energy and defense departments, includes $50 million for the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative, a years-in-the-making facility pitched for USC Aiken.
A $738 billion defense and energy policy bill revealed Monday night has entrenched the call for more plutonium pits, cores or triggers government officials say are needed for the country's aging nuclear weapons.
Leadership from both the University of South Carolina and the Savannah River National Laboratory recently met and discussed partnerships as well as the future of the Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative.
Savannah River Site employees recently raised eyebrows and funds during the Dash for Bikes, Walk for Trikes Race, which led to the purchase of bicycles and tricycles for this year’s SRS Toys for Tots campaign.
The Department of Energy plans to bury nuclear weapons material in New Mexico. Officials there say the department hasn't asked their opinion.
Employees from the Savannah River Site were recognized for their creativity at the Aiken Center for the Arts during a recent art opening event for “Snap SRS,” an employee-led wall art contest aimed at promoting pride of ownership, improving facility aesthetics and boosting workplace morale t…
Thousands of pounds of unneeded stainless steel left over from the canceled Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility has been donated to more than a dozen schools and career centers, better enabling hands-on training for those pursuing welding careers.
A woman whose body of scientific work, expertise and consulting has made inroads on an international scale was recently recognized with a lifetime achievement award from the Savannah River National Laboratory.
U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson believes the "deep state" played a sizable role in the shuttering of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, an incomplete nuclear fuel project that was canceled after more than a decade of work and billions of dollars had been invested.
A bill designed to resurrect the Yucca Mountain nuclear storage venture in Nevada and spur pursuit of interim options was approved by a U.S. House panel Wednesday.
Crews recently demolished a building at the Savannah River Site used during the Cold War era to repair railroad cars that carried nuclear materials.
The National Nuclear Security Administration and the firms behind the shuttered Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site have reached a multimillion-dollar settlement agreement, smoothing over and resolving lingering contract and closeout discrepancies.
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has favorably reported the nomination of Dan Brouillette to be the next secretary of energy, quickly clearing an early hurdle.
AUGUSTA — The still-in-the-works Salt Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site has faced "a lot of challenges over the years," according to site deputy manager Thomas Johnson Jr., who spoke Monday to a nuclear advisory panel.
It will be years before the next nuclear waste tank at the Savannah River Site is fully cleaned and closed, a point recently brought up by the site's manager, Michael Budney.
Dan Brouillette, who President Donald Trump has tapped to become the next U.S. secretary of energy, committed Thursday to removing a cache of defense plutonium from Nevada that was quietly dispatched from South Carolina sometime last year.
The League of Women Voters of South Carolina opposes the production of nuclear weapon cores, known as pits, in the Palmetto State, a stance that starkly contrasts with the open arms of some state lawmakers and other local officials.
President Donald Trump's pick to succeed Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, Dan Brouillette, received broad support Thursday during his nomination hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
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