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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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.

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.

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…

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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