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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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