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Repository work delays Savannah River Site nuclear waste shipments

...buried in an ancient salt bed beneath the desert, won't begin until it reaches full operation in 2018 or 2019, said Jim Giusti, a site spokesman for DOE.SRS has about 125 shipments of transuranic waste, or 617 cubic meters, awaiting disposal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-28/repository-work-delays-savan
Savannah River Site clean up pushed to 2065, costing extra $25 billion

...don't know when it's going to stop."Reduced federal funding levels for SRS have contributed to the changes, said Jim Giusti, a spokesman for DOE-SRS. The environmental management budget, which was about $1.3 billion for fiscal 2015...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-27/savannah-river-site-clean-pus
Small modular reactor development faces slow, fading progress at Savannah River Site

...reason that such reactors are no longer being actively pursued by SRS," Clements said.Energy Department spokesman Jim Giusti said cleanup of aging, high-level nuclear waste storage tanks at SRS was not hindered during the time when money was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-01-11/small-modular-reactor-develo
Richardson to be at SRS bash

...Department of Energy officials also are expected to attend. The secretary will visit the area Tuesday afternoon, said Jim Giusti, an Energy Department spokesman at SRS. Local mayors and elected officials also are scheduled to appear at afternoon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/11/25/tec_303048.shtml
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U.S. Energy Department disputes South Carolina's refusal to extend tank closure deadline

...basis for its decision."We are asking for a better explanation for why they denied the request," DOE site spokesman Jim Giusti said .The site's aging tanks ? some of which are rusty, cracked and have leaked ? have been at the center of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-22/us-energy-department-dispute
Savannah River Site shipments to WIPP delayed until facility reopens in 2016

...River Site has sent 15,000 cubic meters of transuranic waste to the plant near Carlsbad, N.M., said site spokesman Jim Giusti. The site last sent a shipment of waste to WIPP in early February, and about 750 cubic meters of remaining transuranic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-10-01/savannah-river-site-shipment
Report highlights ongoing concerns with aging SRS infrastructure

...sustain functional performance of many facilities, equipment and systems," the report says.Energy Department spokesman Jim Giusti said in an e-mail to site stakeholders Tuesday that SRS is participating in a federal infrastructure assessment that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-16/report-highlights-ongoing-co
Savannah River Site safety lapses spike, according to federal report

...chemical solution.Additionally, SRNS and SRR violated DOE Technical Safety Requirements five times.DOE site spokesman Jim Giusti said SRS remains concerned about the safety lapses and has worked with SRNS and SRR on corrective actions to prevent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-05-13/savannah-river-site-safety-l
Costs increase nearly $1 billion for salt waste facility at Savannah River Site

...and start up ? an increase of $982.5 million from the project cost set in 2009, according to DOE site spokesman Jim Giusti.The cost overruns for the facility, which is about 75 percent complete, were largely due to delays in manufacturing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-09-17/costs-increase-nearly-1-bill
Canada to ship highly enriched uranium to SRS

...Canada will pay $60 million over four years for SRS to receive and process the liquid, beginning as early as 2013.Jim Giusti, a DOE spokesman, said the assignment to process the highly enriched uranium into low enriched uranium for use as commercial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-04-02/canada-ship-highly-enriched-u