Savannah River Site | The Augusta Chronicle

...in underground tanks. Remediation efforts are some of the biggest ongoing operations at the facility. The U.S. Department of Energy could have to pay South Carolina $1 million a day if it fails to remove or convert one metric ton of weapons-grade...

Heavy fines loom over MOX project

The U.S. Department of Energy could have to pay South Carolina $1 million a day if it fails to remove or convert one metric ton of weapons-grade plutonium by the end of the year.

South Carolina grants temporary stay on penalties at SRS salt-waste plant

In a statement issued Wednesday, SRS said South Carolina's Department of Health and Environmental Control will refrain from enforcing civil penalties through Dec. 18 for the site's Salt Waste Processing Facility while discussions continue with the U.S. Department of Energy to establish new treatment capacities, schedules and funding sources.

Cost of electric heat varies across Augusta region

...recovering financing costs associated with the project," the company said.In its annual winter outlook, the U.S. Department of Energy forecast that homes heating primarily with electricity, which is about 63 percent of all households in the...

Work vehicle accident reported at SRS

...while preparing to perform construction work at Savannah River Site, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Energy.The release said the subcontractor employee was hit by another Grade South worker while walking in a construction...

Commission deadlocked on compliance director hire

...earned a law degree from Howard University in 2007 and currently works as an acting deputy director for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Di versity and Inclusion.Commissioners supporting Haggins in two votes taken were Bill Fennoy...

Direct disposal is better solution for South Carolina's plutonium problem

Congress should stop forcing the DOE to throw good money after bad and allow it to develop a more sensible, affordable plutonium disposal policy.

Savannah River Site environmentally safe, report says

...announced Thursday that radioactive and chemical discharges during 2014 were well below federal, state and U.S. Department of Energy regulations and standards set to protect the public, environment and workers at the nuclear reservation...

Parsons refines Salt Waste Processing Facility responsibility ahead of federal inspection

Parsons Government Services is teaming up with Savannah River Site administrators to ensure a critical nuclear waste treatment facility passes federal inspection and is operational by December 2018.

Nonessential work suspended at SRS plant after plutonium storage incident

...to procedural adherence.""Upon completion of these actions, deliberate operations as defined by the (U.S. Department of Energy's) Conduct of Operations Man ual can be resumed for applicable organizations," Smoak said. "Otherwise...