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SRNS Today

The Savannah River Nuclear Solutions community news magazine

SRNS Today - August


August 2021
In this issue:

arrow Key progress on nuclear legacy groundwater cleanup at F and H Areas

arrow H Area team improves parking lot lighting with low-cost solution

arrow Second cohort of Nuclear Operator Apprentices graduate

arrow SRNS Excess Express program helps others reuse $17 million in government property

arrow Restoring the Environment

arrow Education Outreach makes the grade

arrow Middle school students learn from CyberCamp

arrow Investing >$1B in small and diverse businesses

arrow New and improved emergency readiness tool

arrow SC Women in Business award received

arrow NCP Engineering Interns tour SRS

arrow The People of SRNS: Velice Cummings

arrow LEAP Design Competition


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2021 Issues
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July 2021

arrow TOP OF THE LIST - SRNS is one of SC’s ‘Best Places to Work’

arrow Supply Chain reduces items in discrepant conditions

arrow Restoring 1M square feet and counting. Demolition of Cold War buildings helps SRS surpass major milestone

arrow Interns and apprentices enter job pipeline


arrow Critical Decision points for DOE Capital Projects per DOE Order 413.3B

arrow SRPPF advantages

arrow NNSA announces CD-1 approval

arrow The team A look inside

June 2021

arrow AFGSC Deputy Commander visits SRS: Lt. Gen. Anthony Cotton emphasizes Site’s importance to national security

arrow In the Beam, Science in the Fast Lane

arrow And the winner is… Media Services wins two Telly Awards for excellence in video production

arrow SRNS Environmental Management System deemed ‘robust’

May 2021

arrow H Canyon makes room for new dissolver and new mission

arrow Sediment removal extends life of disassembly basin

arrow SRNS honored for NNSA mission support

arrow Celebrity Waiter Night raises over $30K for Children’s Place

arrow End of an era: Saying goodbye to SRNL

April 2021

arrow Tritium Extraction Facility gets ready for big year

arrow Equipment transfer moves SRS closer to plutonium removal

arrow SRNS wins multiple safety awards

arrow A red letter day. SRS donates firetruck to local fire department

arrow Apprenticeships lead to SRS careers

March 2021

arrow At the end of the line; SRS sells special purpose railroad cars to environmental cleanup company

arrow HB Line remote monitoring saves $1.8M annually

arrow Protecting SRS wetlands

arrow SRNS Heart Walk raises over $150,700

February 2021

arrow H Canyon completes waste transfers early

arrow Life after College Night. Former scholarship winner job shadows SRNS nurses

arrow Savannah River Tritium Enterprise team awarded for excellence

arrow COVID-19 vaccine event

January 2021

arrow 2020: Exemplary cleanup success at SRS

arrow 'Get on the Bus' Virtual Tour. Look beyond the barricades

arrow Supporting small and minority-owned businesses. SRNS Nominated for Corporation of the Year award

arrow On-site rapid testing strengthens SRS' COVID-19 response

2020 Issues
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December 2020

arrow SRS Day proclaimed: State delegates designate Nov. 28 as SRS Day in S.C.

arrow Steamed up: SRNS transforms 1950s technology into cost-efficient energy source

arrow Impacting lives: Despite pandemic, SRNS employees raise more than $1.1 million for United Way

November 2020

arrow A year of appreciation: Community, SRS celebrate this year to mark the Site's 70 years of service

arrow NA-50 Awards of Excellence: SRS personnel honored for support to NNSA mission

arrow Student life and learning: More than 1,000 interns find experience, contacts and often a home at SRS

October 2020

arrow Accelerating L Basin de-inventory - Spent Fuel Program begins resin vacuuming of spent fuel cores

arrow Environmentally safe - Report details annual data from SRS monitoring and compliance

arrow SRNS investment in small businesses helps put America back to work

September 2020

arrow AMC plans applauded by dignitaries at USC Aiken event

arrow ARPA-E awards $3.8 million to SRNL for tritium fuel cycle projects to improve energy production

arrow Old buildings, new opportunities. Resale of six dismantled D Area structures to benefit multiple organizations and communities

arrow SRNS employees honored as Red Cross Heroes

August 2020

arrow SRNL, Los Alamos collaborate to prepare for pit mission

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

arrow SRNS resumes plutonium downblend activities following improvements and efficiencies outage

arrow SRNS employees receive Department of Defense Patriot Award

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

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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