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Savannah River Site | The Augusta Chronicle

...Remediation efforts are some of the biggest ongoing operations at the facility. Federal lawmakers should work with the U.S. Energy Department to restructure the mixed-oxide fuel project at Sa vannah River Site, a former energy secretary recently told...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/organizations/businesses/savannah-river-site
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
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
MOX contractor report disputes Energy Department cost estimates, analysis of plutonium disposition

The latest report estimating costs for the troubled mixed-oxide fuel fabrication facility at Savannah River Site discloses yet another dollar figure for the project and refutes U.S. Energy Department assessments.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-13/mox-contractor-report-refutes
Savannah River Remediation adds staff to emergency drill program to confront shortfalls at Savannah River Site

...nuclear sites and provides recommendations to the U.S. Energy Department."SRR concluded that current staffing is not...attention to inadequacies in site drills. Also, the U.S. Energy Department issued a plan in late April to overhaul emergency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-07/savannah-river-remediation-a
Panel notes safety shortfalls at SRS

...its contractors failed to meet safety requirements and objectives during an annual simulated drill.Also, the U.S. Energy Department issued a plan in late April to strengthen emergency preparedness at nuclear materials facilities across the nation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-10/panel-notes-safety-shortfall
Local officials say impact of hack unknown

It was not clear Friday whether federal employees at Savannah River Site, a U.S. Energy Department facility, or Augusta's Fort Gordon Cyber Center of Excellence were affected by the data breach.Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-06/local-officials-say-impact-h
SRS reaches milestone as filling starts for Tank 16

...milestone toward removing the tank from use. It was the subject of a dispute regarding closure deadlines between the U.S. Energy Department site and federal and state regulatory agencies.Tank 16 began storing waste in 1959 when SRS manufactured materials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-06-02/srs-reaches-milestone-fillin