The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday its intent to extend the current Savannah River Site paramilitary security team's contract by at least four months.
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.
After failed settlement negotiations and more than a year of legal back-and-forth, a judge has dismissed South Carolina's complaint against the federal government seeking millions of dollars tied to the storage of weapons-grade plutonium at the Savannah River Site.
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.
William "Ike" White, the leader of the U.S. Department of Energy's nuclear cleanup wing, visited the Savannah River Site on Thursday, according to people familiar with the matter as well as various corroborating photos later posted to social media.
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…
The federal government has quietly moved a total 1 metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium out of South Carolina, chipping away at a stockpile of potentially lethal nuclear material still at the Savannah River Site.
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.
A batch of transuranic waste is expected to leave the Savannah River Site later this year for disposal, according to a site executive who spoke at a recent nuclear cleanup meeting.
An African American woman from Georgia is suing her former employer, the Savannah River Site security contractor, for racial discrimination and unfair dismissal, according to federal court documents.
The Savannah River Site liquid-waste contractor has earned a multimillion-dollar award for job performance over a recent 10-month period, according to a Monday announcement from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Environmental Management, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions – the management and operations contractor at the Savannah River Site – are partnering to reduce radiological exposure, improve efficiency and align with longterm DOE plutonium downbl…
RICHLAND, Wash. — As the Hanford Site in Washington state prepares for tank waste treatment, the site collaborated with Environment Management’s Savannah River Site for lessons on transitioning to waste treatment operations.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry in a Monday interview with Fox News expressed significant confidence in the United States' nuclear capabilities, describing the arsenal as the "most developed" and up-to-date "in the world."
The U.S. Department of Energy's nuclear cleanup wing has published an updated organization chart, enshrining leadership changes announced weeks ago.
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.
- National lab employee pulled from radiological work following quarterly check
- Police bookings for Aug. 17
- Man found hiding in teen’s closet with drugs faces sex assault charge
- New species of prehistoric shark discovered in Aiken
- Man charged with providing false information in June 2018 murder in Aiken
- Democrat Elizabeth Warren discusses purpose, policies at USC Aiken rally
- New Gregg-Graniteville Foundation executive director wants to make a difference in the community
- Elizabeth Warren: 'Coherent plan' needed for nuclear waste storage, not Yucca Mountain
- Coroner's Office investigating death in North Augusta following possible electrocution
- ENGAGEMENT: Sams — Decaux
- Most Wanted by Aiken County Sheriff's Office: Aug. 16
- First day of school in Aiken County 2019
- Weekly top residence sales for Aiken County for Aug. 2 - Aug. 8
- First Day of School with Dr Sean Alford
- JV Volleyball Jamboree
- Readers share first-day-of-school photos
- True To Your SOLE STEM & Sneaker Extravaganza
- Football: 2019 Aiken County Scrimmage
- Saluting the "Greatest Generation"
- USCA's annual Freshman Convocation ceremony