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The Savannah River Nuclear Solutions community news magazine

SRNS Today - August
August 2020
In this issue:

arrow SRNL, Los Alamos collaborate to prepare for pit mission

arrow SRNS donates emergency support funds for OCtech students

arrow Mars 2020 - SRS-based Radiological Assistance Program supports Perseverance Rover launch

arrow SRNS resumes plutonium downblend activities following improvements and efficiencies outage

arrow 235-F Update. Risk reduction activities completed in building used to produce fuel for space program

arrow SRNS divisions honored with South Carolina safety awards

arrow DOE honors Johnson with third Small Business Award

arrow Continuous improvement in action - 3D printing inexpensively adds efficiencies, enhances productivity while improving radiological safety at SRS

arrow Silver Lining. Former photo film processing wastewater in SRS tank yields precious metal for U.S. Treasury

arrow Interns 2020
• Brandon Rogers gains SRTE experience despite pandemic
• Anna Hawcroft puts classroom knowledge into Spent Fuel practice
• SRNS Training interns bring fresh perspectives to innovate instruction

arrow SRNS employees receive Department of Defense Patriot Awards

 

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July 2020

arrow NNSA Administrator recognizes SRNS Tritium Auxiliary Support Operators for being 'model of excellence'

arrow Rods hit the road - Safety and control rods from SRS production reactors shipped for disposal

arrow A Area Fire Water system complete. Multi-year project provides modern safety improvements

June 2020

arrow SRNS, Augusta University partner to provide SRS employee testing for possible COVID-19

arrow Powering down in D Area: SRNS finds creative solution to former coal yard cleanup

arrow Improving H Canyon outages - Specialized H Area team focuses on efficiencies and effectiveness

May 2020

arrow SRNS and DOE collaborate on qualification extensions to continue essential SRS missions

arrow Solid Waste Management completes virtual site acceptance tests to move forward with TRU waste characterization

arrow Project complete - Three-phase KIS Process Optimization Outage adds efficiencies to expedite plutonium down-blend

April 2020

arrow COVID-19 'War Room' - SRS Infectious Disease Response Team directs Site response to COVID-19

arrow COVID calls. Medical confronts COVID-19 pandemic through extraordinary teamwork

arrow IT made Quick Work of IT. SRNS IT employees respond quickly to support thousands of new teleworkers during COVID-19 pandemic

March 2020

arrow SRNS signs MOU with USC-Aiken to support veterans, active military personnel with training

arrow S.C. Chamber honors SRNS with safety award

arrow Project Vision. Employees volunteer to make life better for others

arrow 2020 Science Bowl - Teams square off to put their scientific knowledge to the test

February 2020

arrow SRNS continues HBCU support with signing of two MOUs with S.C. State and Claflin

arrow USSTRATCOM visitor stresses value of proposed pit mission

arrow Tritium Finishing Facility receives CD-1 approval

arrow Project complete. Massive underground wall built of recycled iron filings neutralizes chemical contamination from former P Reactor

January 2020

arrow Hosted by Savannah River Site, NNSA Governance Peer Review gets in-depth look at best practices

arrow SRS: 70 years of service - Site marks milestone anniversary with events and activities throughout 2020

arrow Restoration complete, G Area seepage basin ready for its return to natural habitat

 
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2019 Issues
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December 2019
arrow Toys for Tots - SRS employees donate thousands of toys to area kids
arrow New center of operations provides training space for Engineering Leadership Development Program
arrow Richmond County BOE tours SRS, learns about student opportunitiesn

November 2019
arrow Tritium extraction sets the stage to meet increasing national requirements
arrow Veterans at work - Former military find new ways to serve their country at SRNS
arrow More than a million for United Way: SRNS team celebrates with agencies to conclude campaign
October 2019
arrow 25 million reasons to celebrate - SRNS gathers to mark record-setting safety achievement
arrow LDRD advancing science. SRNL completes annual R&D proving ground
arrow Passive cleanup, active cost-savings. Low-cost technology in M Area seepage basin saves $200,000 annually
September 2019
arrow SRNS donates $75K to Aiken Technical College for radiation protection technology program
arrow New employee ‘one-stop shop’ latest in cost-saving upgrades
arrow SRNS earns 17th DOE-VPP Star of Excellence for safety programs
arrow National lab welcomes students from across U.S. for real-world experience
August 2019
arrow Nuclear Weapons Council members visit SRS tritium facilities and proposed SRPPF
arrow Reallocation of HB Line resources results in $900,000 in cost savings for SRNL’s Modification Project
arrow Small companies get down to business at Protégé Day and DOE HUBZone Business Forum
July 2019
arrow SRNS awarded 14-month contract extension with two 12-month renewal options
arrow U.S. Strategic Command Deputy Commander visits SRS tritium facilities, proposed SRPPF
arrow Top marks in education support. Area educators praise SRNS Education Outreach program
June 2019
arrow NNSA Administrator visits SRS, meets employees
arrow A new safety record - 6,000 SRNS employees mark 25 million safe work hours in 834 days
arrow L Disassembly Basin travel path modifications allow faster processing of spent nuclear fuel
arrow Interns “meet and greet” SRNS management
May 2019
arrow Low cost, high impact - Cleanup method safely removes chemicals from Castor Creek
arrow Efficiency improvement cuts training time, saves $1 millione
arrow Ft. Gordon soldiers begin 90-day SRNS job shadowing program
arrow A decade of Mini Grants. SRNS provides local teachers with $600,000 over past 10 years
April 2019
arrow Stepping toward the future. SRNS accepts turnover of former MOX facilities
arrow Welcoming new faces to SRNS places - Hiring fires up as new missions evolve and ‘Boomers’ retire
arrow Deputy Secretary visits SRS
arrow SRNS wins five awards at DOE Small Business Forum
March 2019
arrow Dunbarton Bay - Environmental cleanup project begins in P Area
arrow SRNS QA improves inspection safety and accuracy plus ‘reverse engineering’ services
arrow Powering local communities, Area economic development a priority for SRNS
arrow Science Fair + Science Bowl. Annual competitions focus area students on STEM
February 2019
arrow HB Line reduces hazardous material inventory, moving closer to safe layup
arrow Saying goodbye to 232-1H - D&D of building makes way for construction of Tritium Finishing Facility
arrow SRNS at NNSA Job Fair
arrow SRNS employee honored with Fluor lifesaving award
January 2019
arrow SRNS begins preliminary plans for pit production plant
arrow SRNS employees mark a major milestone with 20 million safe hours
arrow Innovative thinking in L Area leads to efficient, cost-effective resolution of equipment issue
arrow SRNS recognized for platinum sponsorship of Habitat for Humanity
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2018 Issues
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December 2018
arrow MOX Employee Job Fair. On behalf of NNSA, SRNS hosts evening of employment opportunities
arrow 2018 Fluor Government Group Project of Excellence
arrow Making Christmas shine a bit brighter - 17,000 gifts donated in 2018 SRS Toys for Tots campaign

November 2018
arrow Reducing Exposure. Workers use ‘lessons learned’ to improve safety in Building 235-F
arrow National Chemical Landmark - American Chemical Society honors SRS for historic role in plutonium-238 production
arrow $1.2 million for UW - Employee campaign, corporate match to benefit area communities

October 2018
arrow 235-F milestone - SRS begins cleanup of building used to produce space program fuel
arrow SRNS Recognized as 2018 Industry Leader Award Winner
arrow SRNS wins PMI award - D Ash Basin project honored as ‘Project of Excellence.’ Phase II is complete, saving $8.7 million on project

September 2018
arrow SRNS earns DOE Legacy of Stars safety award
arrow 100 shipments - L Area celebrates 100th shipment of Foreign Research Reactor SNF
arrow SRNL licenses TCAP technology to Greenway Energy
arrow SRNS named top American company at Ideas America

August 2018
arrow SRNS marks 10 years - Sitewide celebrations highlight company achievements
arrow TRU waste out of S.C. SRNS ships more containers to WIPP in New Mexico
arrow USC Aiken is… Sunstruck. SRNS funding makes planetarium program shine
July 2018
arrow Another safety milestone - SRNS workforce achieves 15 million safe hours for second time
arrow Powering up, K and L infrastructure upgrades keep key facilities operational
arrow Four underground storage tanks grouted ahead of schedule
June 2018
arrow Anne Marie White tours SRS. Two-day visit includes H Canyon and SRNL
arrow National Safety Council recognizes SRNS performance
arrow SRNS wins awards at DOE Small Business Forum

arrow Active success in passive cleanup. SRNS saves millions over past 10 years through energy-efficient groundwater remediation
May 2018
arrow SRNS infrastructure innovation poised to save millions
arrow Annual SRS emergency drill
arrow Collaborative Innovation pilot to lead to increased spent nuclear fuel processing rates

arrow SRNS shows small town kids how to realize their big dreams
arrow Supplier Conference offers big opportunities to small businesses
April 2018
arrow SRNS safety program continues to earn STAR status
arrow S.C. Manufacturers Alliance honors SRNS Operations, Construction
arrow Celebrating innovation - SRNL honors its own at annual Research and Technology reception

arrow Deputy Energy Secretary Brouillette tours SRNS operations, meets with employees
March 2018
arrow HFIR spent nuclear fuel campaign begins
arrow Dr. Vahid Majidi named new SRNL director
arrow Under Secretary for Science Paul Dabbar tours SRNS operations, signs SRNL MOU

arrow Rollout of operating system keeps SRTE moving ahead
February 2018
arrow Education meets reality - Job shadowing at SRNS allows high school students to explore the possibilities of future careers
arrow Ken Stanley to chair national DOE/NNSA Precious Metals Council
arrow Fleet feat. Infrastructure push continues with innovative equipment upgrade
Special Edition - Februaury 2018
arrow EM rates SRNS as ‘excellent’
arrow Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits Savannah River Site and Savannah River National Laboratory
arrow Ten million safe hours–again!
SRNS employees achieve another exceptional milestone
January 2018
arrow Dissolver replaced. H Canyon flexibility allows dissolver replacement, new mission
arrow Solar System. SRNL, United Sun Systems announce new license agreement
arrow SRNL awards STEM scholarships to Augusta University students
 
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