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SRS contractor furloughs 1,400

...workforce was reduced from 2,165 to about 1,700 employees, manages the U.S. Energy Department site's radioactive waste programs, including underground storage tanks, saltstone processing and the Defense Waste Processing Facility.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-03/srs-contractor-furloughs-1
Savannah River Remediation President Ken Rueter shares 2014 outlook

...saltstone processing and the Defense Waste Processing Facility.Last week, 465 of...set in August at the Defense Waste Processing Facility, which mixes waste...where he was part of the Defense Waste Processing Facility.Most recently, he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-18/savannah-river-remediation-pr
SRS liquid waste contractor names new president

...Savannah River Remediation is responsible for the closing of radioactive waste tanks, the operation of the Defense Waste Processing Facility, and associated waste facilities.Before joining SRR, Rueter served as chief operating officer of UCOR...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-20/srs-liquid-waste-contractor-n
Modified contracts caps construction costs, revises completion date for SRS salt waste facility

...low-activity salt waste. After separation, the high-activity salt waste will be encapsulated in glass at the Defense Waste Processing Facility and stored nearby until disposal in a geologic repository.The Salt Waste Processing Facility will replace...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-18/modified-contracts-caps-const
Savannah River Remediation lays off 465 workers Thursday

...site's radioactive waste programs, including underground storage tanks, saltstone processing and the Defense Waste Processing Facility.The possibility of layoffs emerged July 8, when the Energy Department, citing fiscal 2014 budget cuts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-12/savannah-river-remediation-la
Supporters, opponents of MOX facility speak out at hearing

...high as $17 billion.A cheaper alternative, he suggested, would be to immobilize plutonium at the SRS Defense Waste Processing Facility or a similar project that would prevent any future use of the material for weapons."The costs are just spiraling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-09-04/supporters-opponents-mox-faci
Nuclear waste "melter" placed on standby at SRS plant

A new "melter" to serve Savannah River Site's important Defense Waste Processing Facility arrived in South Carolina this month and will be placed in storage for future use, possibly in six to 10 years.The 65-ton...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-03-26/nuclear-waste-melter-placed-s
Proposed MOX funding cut, alternatives examined

...the requested $1,088,200 will still support the liquid waste program, which includes operating the Defense Waste Processing Facility and the Saltstone Facility and continued closure activities for liquid waste Tanks 5 and 6.The site and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-10/proposed-mox-funding-cut-alte
MOX future questioned as federal budgets shrink

...he said, to vitrify the unwanted plutonium in glass to be sealed in steel canisters, as the site's Defense Waste Processing Facility has successfully done with other materials since 1996, processing more than 3,600 containers.Although...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-14/mox-future-questioned-federal
NRC questions Savannah River Site radiation models

...some of which are leaking ? is separated into two streams, with high-level material sent to the Defense Waste Processing Facility to be encased in glass, or "vitrified."The remaining low-level waste is the focus of the NRC's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-05-04/nrc-questions-savannah-r