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Savannah River Site board favors service projects over fines

Savannah River Site's Citizens Advisory Board on Tuesday asked the U.S. Energy Department to consider enforcing environmental-service projects in lieu of civil fines and penalties for nuclear-waste cleanup efforts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-17/savannah-river-site-boar
Parsons refines Salt Waste Processing Facility responsibility ahead of federal inspection

...SRS, is 89 percent complete and on track to be finalized in May, according to the latest projections from the U.S. Energy Department.The federal agency said commissioning of the plant is 17 percent complete and that "radioactive operation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-09-16/parsons-refines-salt-waste-pr
Former energy secretary backs plutonium disposal

Federal lawmakers should work with the U.S. Energy Department to restructure a Sa vannah River Site project that converts weapons-grade plutonium into fuel for commercial use at nuclear power...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-27/former-energy-secretary-backs
Fort Gordon, Savannah River Site funds remain in revised defense spending bill

...Cyber Center of Excellence to store and process classified information.The legislation also authorizes the U.S. Energy Department to spend $345 million in fiscal year 2016 to "carry out construction and project support activities" at SRS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-05/fort-gordon-savannah-riv
Senate approves MOX funding, but future remains cloudy

...embattled project.The legislation, part of a massive defense spending bill that passed 70-27, authorizes the U.S. Energy Department to spend $345 million in fiscal year 2016 to "carry out construction and project support activities" at SRS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-10-07/senate-approves-mox-funding-f
House approves one-year extension for Savannah River Site MOX facility

...over money for the embattled project.The legislation, which passed in a 270-to-156 vote, authorizes the U.S. Energy Department to spend $345 million in fiscal year 2016 to "carry out construction and project support activities" at SRS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-10-01/house-approves-one-year-
Oil supply from non-OPEC nations expected to plunge next year

...S., who need a higher price per barrel than OPEC countries to break even, have started to cut back. The U.S. Energy Department estimated this week that production fell by 140,000 barrels per day in August. The decline is expected to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-11/oil-supply-non-opec-nation
Flammable chemical halts Defense Waste Processing Facility operations while safety reviewed

...underground storage tanks. Emptying the tank waste is expected to produce 8,582 total canisters, according to the U.S. Energy Department.Campbell said the DWPF outage does not affect tank closure operations.Work to fill tank 16 with a specialized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-08-06/flammable-chemical-halts-defe
Surplus Savannah River Site materials, equipment sold to benefit local economic development

...said it's more efficient and less costly for taxpayers for the organization to sell the equipment than the U.S. Energy Department."It's really better for the community for us to do it because then we can use the funds back in the community...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-16/surplus-savannah-river-site-m
Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest US electricity source

...natural gas, and 30 percent from coal, according to a report from the research company SNL Energy, which used U.S. Energy Department data. Nuclear power came in third at 20 percent.A drilling boom that started in 2008 has boosted U.S. natural...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-13/natural-gas-surpasses-coal