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SRNS Today

The Savannah River Nuclear Solutions community news magazine

SRNS Today - January

January 2019
In this issue:

arrow SRNS begins preliminary plans for pit production plant

arrow EM Operations strengthens disciplined ops through expanded continuing training

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

arrow SRNS shares IT experience with middle schoolers

arrow Aiken Area Home Educators team walks away with Future City win for model city of tomorrow

arrow SRNS IT supports LEGO qualifying tournament


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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
2017 Issues
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December 2017
arrow D Ash update. SRNS uses new barrier technology as Phase 2 begins
arrow NNSA honors SRS teams, Awards underscore employees’ technical expertise, commitment
arrow SRS Fire Department attends to the details of vehicle readiness
November 2017
arrow Investing in the future, SRNS completes funding for USCA endowed engineering program
arrow K Area Complex extends shipping package design life
arrow Remote possibilities - ‘Smart tool’ offers ability to monitor location of workers in far corners of SRS

October 2017
arrow Dollar for dollar - SRNS uses proactive cost savings to improve aging infrastructure
arrow 2017, A look back at SRNS progress, achievements and successes of the past fiscal year
arrow SRNS named ‘Champion’ of Cyber Security Awareness

September 2017
arrow Weathering Irma - Sustaining the site from forecast to cleanup
arrow Destination: Japan. SRNL researcher named Embassy Science Fellow
arrow Always remember… SRTE observes 9/11 Day of Service with donations for veterans
August 2017
arrow FY shipments complete - SRNS ships nuclear waste out of SC
arrow Cleaning up, naturally. Innovation leads to low-cost technology for SRS
arrow SRS Fire Department devotes time to extrication training
arrow SRNS receives 16th VPP Star of Excellence for safety programs
July 2017
arrow SRS ‘active shooter’ drill yields important lessons for future scenarios
arrow SRNS upgrades key power distribution equipment
arrow Zero emissions, totally renewable
arrow DOE-EM recognizes SRNS for strategic procurement sourcing
June 2017
arrow DOE-EM’s Charboneau visits SRNL, SRNS operations during two-day tour
arrow ‘One Site One Safety’ - SRNS video wins prestigious AIVA award
arrow SRS Community Leaders Forum
arrow Cybersecurity innovation
May 2017
arrow Calibration Consolidation. Streamlining labs to save estimated $12 million in cost avoidance
arrow Celebrating innovation - SRNL honors its own at annual Research and Technology reception
arrow SRNS recognized by National Safety Council for Occupational Excellence
April 2017
arrow WIPP shipments resume
arrow SRSN honored for safety excellence
arrow Spent Fuel Management optimizes Transfer Bay use in L Area
arrow Vegetable oil used to clean up groundwater at SRS; passive method accelerates process, saves $30 million
arrow Cassini nears end of mission
March 2017
arrow Robotic crawler on duty. Remotely-powered vehicle used to inspect high-hazard areas
arrow Lt. General Klotz visits SRS
arrow Trading places - Exchange program gives SRNS Tritium engineers new insights

arrow S.C. Manufacturers Alliance honors SRNS. Group commends company for safety performance excellence
February 2017
arrow Workforce solutions - SRNS receives S.C. Chamber of Commerce ‘Workforce Innovator of the Year’ award for outstanding achievements
arrow Making progress in F Area risk reduction
arrow Improving hydroburst testing, SRNS Tritium Enterprise enhances ability to continue vital support for U.S. defense

arrow Meeting international standards - SRNL appointed to IAEA network for nuclear material measurements
January 2017
arrow Sustainable performance - Tritium Engineering Building honored by NNSA for ‘green’ excellence
arrow Testing technology, SRNL shares radiation detection technology with law enforcement
arrow SRNS recycling program demonstrates commitment to environment, reducing waste

arrow Students envision cities of the future during annual regional competition
2016 Issues
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December 2016
arrow Surplus equals savings; SRNS, SRSCRO partnership results in $7 million in cost avoidance
arrow Art meets technology. SRNL’s Chandra Babbitt fuses creativity with precision in scientific glassblowing
arrow SRS employees gather toys by the truckload for area kids in need
arrow Jackson students study SRS habitat for endangered woodpecker species
November 2016
arrow Funding the future. SRNS donates $324,000 to Aiken County Public Schools to support advanced coursework
arrow Reducing HB Line costs, risks
arrow SRNS honors and thanks its veterans with reception
arrow SRNL-developed clean-up technology benefits Mound site
arrow Hearts of gold, SRNS employees give more than double the goal for Food Bank
October 2016
arrow SRNS FY16 Highlights
arrow Plutonium down-blend; SRNS begins operations to prepare for shipments out of South Carolina
arrow Big step - National Laboratory begins transition as separate business unit
arrow Being a Hero, SRNS employees, corporate match raise $1.22 million for United Way
September 2016
arrow Meet our new President and CEO Stuart MacVean
arrow The changing of the guard; Thoughts from Carol Johnson, thoughts from Stuart MacVean
arrow SRNL at National Lab Day
arrow Virtual reality opens up a whole new world for Tritium training
arrow Marra named ACerS Fellow
August 2016
arrow H Canyon restarts First Cycle unit operation, the next step in processing spent nuclear materials
arrow New lease on life - National Laboratory facility gets a makeover as a powerful thermal neutron source
arrow Small device, big savings. Pipette calibration improvements projected to save nearly $400,000
July 2016
arrow SRS transfers characterization equipment to other sites; reuse demonstrates commitment to waste reduction
arrow S.C. National Guard at SRS
arrow Sharing innovation - New SRNS-developed environmental monitoring tool in use at DOE’s Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant
arrow Batter up! SRNS hits a home run for local United Way agencies
June 2016
arrow SRNS wins Palmetto Shining Star award for safety
arrow SRNL honors its own at annual Research and Technology Recognition event
arrow Griffin, Kostelnik to assist Japan Atomic Energy Agency with Fukushima
arrow SRS and SRSCRO receive DOE Energy Sustainability Award
May 2016
arrow SRNS employees turn out to give back to the community during Project Serve, Care
arrow Celebrity Waiter event raises $28,000 for Children’s Place
arrow SRNS awards 15 scholarships to children of employees
arrow Community Leaders Forum
April 2016
arrow Safety culture - Generations of SRS employees keep the safety tradition vibrant
arrow Doing the best for SRS, SRNS, DOE-SR, NNSA-SRFO ink partnership agreement
arrow Practical experience, personal perspective. Engineering program offers unconventional training to new hires
March 2016
arrow One step closer - Developer selected for new SRNL Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative
arrow A rare harvest - SRNL recovers valuable materials from legacy nuclear material assemblies
arrow NNSA report highlights major accomplishments by SRNS in making nation safer and more secure
February 2016
arrow Smooth Operators
arrow Johnson: A CEO who ‘gets it’
arrow H Canyon resumes 2nd uranium cycle process
arrow From PB&J to computer code
January 2016
arrow Meet the Weatherman
arrow An electric partnership - SRNL, Clemson receive funding for projects aimed at modernizing the nation’s electrical grid
arrow Dr. Elise Fox elected to S.C. Biomass Council Board
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