The U.S. Department of Energy has granted the current Savannah River Site management and operations team another contract extension, this time valued at $1.5 billion.
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.
A local board that provides the U.S. Department of Energy's environmental management office advice, information and general input is taking applications.
The longtime South Carolina congressman representing the greater Aiken area, including the Savannah River Site, sharply disagrees with another congressman's demand that U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry step down following a pair of controversies.
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.
The current Savannah River Site paramilitary security contractor has again secured a multimillion-dollar award for exceptional performance, according to a new U.S. Department of Energy statement and related scorecard.
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.
South Carolina could be stuck with a massive stockpile of the nation’s most dangerous nuclear material for decades, despite a federal mandate and years of promises that the state wouldn’t become America’s plutonium dumping ground.
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico received its 12,500th shipment of transuranic waste near the end of June, a milestone in the deep geologic repository's two-decade history.
The state of South Carolina is no longer interested in settling a multimillion-dollar lawsuit it lodged against the federal government in 2018 for failing to remove plutonium from the Savannah River Site.
Open arms and general support for plutonium pit production at the Savannah River Site sharply contrasted with questions, criticism and pushback Thursday night at a government-led public forum in North Augusta.
A newly published National Nuclear Security Administration environmental analysis provides a fresh, in-depth look at the proposed Savannah River Site plutonium pit production mission and what it would take to get it done.
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.
A former National Nuclear Security Administration executive's transition away from nuclear surety and toward nuclear cleanup is a net gain for the larger U.S. Department of Energy but represents a notable loss for the agency itself, according to its first-in-command, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty.
The South Carolina governor and the U.S. Department of Energy under secretary for nuclear security met Wednesday and discussed matters specifically related to the Savannah River Site, according to a National Nuclear Security Administration official.
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.
The National Nuclear Security Administration's first in command, Lisa Gordon-Hagerty, is scheduled to announce a workforce development and education initiative Monday during a visit to Aiken Technical College.
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.
The U.S. Department of Energy is still certain it can satisfy a Savannah River Site plutonium removal order, according to newly filed documents.
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.
College students are gaining professional experience in the nuclear industry this summer through Savannah River Remediation’s internship program.
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.
An Aiken-based Savannah River Site contractor will pay $1.6 million to resolve allegations that he and his companies submitted false invoices for materials and false certifications that his companies were women-owned businesses.
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.
The U.S. Department of Energy is studying whether radioactive waste at the Savannah River Site is safe enough to treat and ship out of South Carolina, a move that could speed the site's cleanup.
The state of South Carolina and the federal government need more time to determine if settling a multimillion-dollar Savannah River Site plutonium-related lawsuit is at all possible, according to a joint status report recently filed in federal court.
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.
Nearly 10 months after being first nominated by President Donald Trump, William Bookless has been sworn in as the National Nuclear Security Administration's second in command.
The U.S. Senate last Thursday confirmed William Bookless, a longtime senior physicist, as the National Nuclear Security Administration's second in command.
The U.S. Department of Energy is working on a new contract for the Savannah River Site, focusing on the management of nuclear materials and millions of gallons of radioactive waste there in an effort to reduce environmental and financial liabilities.
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.
Roughly 12 metric tons of surplus plutonium is currently stored at the Savannah River Site, a figure that was recently declassified by the U.S. Department of Energy, a National Nuclear Security Administration official said Thursday.
A major procurement spreadsheet maintained by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management now lists a new contract specifically for the Savannah River Site.
A batch of highly enriched uranium taken from the U.K. has not been sent to U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management complexes at the Savannah River Site, according to public comments made recently by a department representative.
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.
Savannah River Site manager Michael Budney on Wednesday morning said the Salt Waste Processing Facility is on track to be operational by the end of this calendar year.
The lead contractor for the terminated Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility believes construction of the plant – never completed – was hamstrung by inadequate congressional funding levels.
The chairwoman of the Nuclear Weapons Council believes plutonium pit production is vital to sustained confidence in the U.S. nuclear stockpile.
A recent meeting between USC Aiken Chancellor Dr. Sandra Jordan and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette addressed the mercurial Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative and was, overall, productive and "very, very positive," according to one of the participants.
Savannah River Remediation (SRR) awarded educational grants to Aiken County elementary school teachers, helping to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) curriculum in their classrooms.
The Savannah River Site's L-Area, a used nuclear-fuel complex, recently suffered a "total loss of power," according to a weekly oversight report dated April 5.
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