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2010-09-10 07:23:00

HONOLULU, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- After rigorous testing performed by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), the innovative decontamination product, DeconGel®, has met requirements for safe transport to the U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) in Carlsbad, New Mexico for disposal of transuranic waste (TRU). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2010-04-23 09:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization: WHO: Georgia and South Carolina Community Leaders from Counties Around The Department of Energy's Savannah River Site WHAT: Press Conference to discuss the Federal Government's decision to halt work on the Yucca Mountain Permanent Nuclear Waste Repository WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 11 a.m. EDT WHERE: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 13(th)...

2010-04-19 07:30:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it has received contracts totaling $11 million from Savannah River Remediation LLC. The contracts are for submersible mixer and transfer pumps for the processing and remediation of nuclear waste materials. The contracts were funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "We are pleased to support this important environmental program with our advanced pumping...

2009-10-09 15:30:00

AIKEN, S.C., Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WSI is pleased to announce that the Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded WSI a new contract to continue providing protective services at the Savannah River Site, a key nuclear facility near Aiken, S.C. The contract has an initial value of $989 million over ten years, which includes a five-year base period and two option periods of three and two years. Performance requirements of the contract include: Safeguarding Special Nuclear Material....

2008-11-11 09:00:39

Duke Energy has signed a contract with the US Department of Energy for the disposal of used nuclear fuel generated at its proposed William States Lee III nuclear station. The contract provides for the US Department of Energy's (DOE) acceptance and permanent disposal of all fuel from the station. For this service, the company will pay a $1 per MWh fee for electricity generated and sold from the Lee nuclear facility. This is consistent with the existing used fuel disposal contract fee for...

2008-06-20 12:00:18

By Mike Gellatly, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jun. 20--It was an important day for Savannah River Site on Thursday as staff, safety and hard work were celebrated to mark the successful completion of one project and the startup of another. At two separate ceremonies, dignitaries, elected officials and staff came together to honor the successful closure of the General Separations Area Consolidated Unit (GSACU) and the start of the Interim Salt Disposition Processing system (ISDP). The ISDP...

2005-08-08 17:33:34

WASHINGTON -- Tanks containing radioactive waste at the U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Site, a nuclear weapons facility in South Carolina, should not necessarily be sealed as soon as the bulk of the waste has been removed, says a new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies' National Research Council. Postponing closure of tanks with difficult-to-remove residual wastes for five to 10 years would give DOE time to overcome obstacles to using emerging technologies...