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Three members of the Savannah River Site training department recently received awards for their work to certify employees in CPR and first aid who have contributed to lifesaving responses at the site and elsewhere.

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham is urging the nation's highest court to take up what appears to be South Carolina's final push to resuscitate a shuttered nuclear facility at the Savannah River Site and bolster federal rules tied to plutonium processing and long-term storage.

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A Democratic congressman is demanding the immediate resignation of U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, as his colleagues and other officials blast the U.S. Energy Department for what they call "egregious" – if not negligent – acts, driving another wedge between the already feuding parties.

In a sign a ruling may come quickly, a federal appeals court earlier this month decided it does not need to hear oral arguments regarding defense plutonium that was sent from South Carolina to Nevada and the environmental infractions the latter state alleges occurred.

The National Nuclear Security Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Energy, will study the environmental impacts of the proposed Savannah River Site plutonium pit production mission, and the public is welcome to officially comment on the matter Thursday.

The National Nuclear Security Administration's first in command, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, on Monday announced a multimillion-dollar investment in a workforce-development initiative designed to address U.S. Department of Energy needs and bolster the Savannah River Site's future.

A coalition of nuclear watchers and environmental groups on Friday night hosted a public forum in Aiken, during which speakers unloaded on the proposed plutonium pit production expansion at both the Savannah River Site and Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

South Carolina officials have turned to the U.S. Supreme Court in what could be a last-ditch effort to revive a controversial nuclear facility at the Savannah River Site and enforce federal rules related to the storage, processing and removal of plutonium from the state.

Savannah River Site management and Savannah River Remediation officials on Monday broke ground for Saltstone Disposal units 8 and 9, colossal tanks designed to permanently house processed, decontaminated waste at the site.

Environmental Management and the management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site are relying on a low-cost strategy using microorganisms found in nature to safely remove chemicals from a narrow groundwater plume.

The U.S. Department of Energy's semiautonomous National Nuclear Security Administration will on Monday publish an official notice of intent to study the environmental impact of plutonium pit production at the Savannah River Site, another step forward for the proposed weapons-oriented mission.

The governor of Washington State, a Democrat who is also seeking the presidency, on Wednesday pushed sharply back on the U.S. Department of Energy's decision to reinterpret the definition of high-level radioactive waste, material that has long been destined for isolation.

Major personnel changes at some of the highest levels of the U.S. Department of Energy and its semiautonomous National Nuclear Security Administration are under way, according to a department announcement reviewed by the Aiken Standard on Friday.

An independent nuclear watchdog will likely monitor and analyze the proposed weapons-oriented future of the mothballed Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site as it develops, according to written testimony recently submitted to a congressional defense panel.

A recent audit handled by the U.S. Department of Energy inspector general's office states the Savannah River Site management and operations contractor approved millions of dollars of improper invoices from one of its subcontractors.

Fluor, the leading company behind Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, has a new chief executive officer.

All non-essential work at the Savannah River National Laboratory was suspended for two weeks following an uptick in "events," according to an independent oversight report and confirming comments from a lab spokesperson.

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