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5:15 am on Saturday December 22, 2012

Come check out the mysterious Savannah River Site in 2013

DOE Most of us probably know about the Savannah River Site, a massive 198,344-acre U.S. government site responsible for processing and storing nuclear materials, but few of us have likely seen much of it besides driving through the rural fringes of...
11:15 am on Monday December 17, 2012

Come check out the mysterious Savannah River Site in 2013

Image by DOEMost of us probably know about the Savannah River Site, a massive 198,344-acre U.S. government site responsible for processing and storing nuclear materials, but few of us have likely seen much of it besides driving through the rural...
8:06 am on Wednesday February 2, 2011

Dome of 1950s Cold War reactor removed at Savannah River Site

Department of Energy The 174,000-pound dome is removed by a A 660-ton crane with a 200-foot boom. The landscape about 100 miles from us just took another step away from the Cold War.  On Tuesday, the Savannah River Site removed the 75-foot-tall...
5:28 am on Monday November 30, 2009

Groundbreaking on $795 million biomass power plant at the Savannah River Site today

Image by DOEImage by 20091130-doe.jpg The Savannah River Site will be home to a new biomass power plant -- one that will cost $795 million and burn a mix of timber and shredded tires. It's expected to be a far cleaner source of energy than the...
1:56 pm on Tuesday October 6, 2009

Radioactive waste shipment from S.C. to Utah delayed for at least two months

Image by Department of EnergyImage by 20091006-drums.jpg A shipment of 10,000 metric tons of low-radiation waste from the Savannah River Site to Utah has been delayed by at least two months. The Associated Press has the brief. A few weeks back a...
5:54 am on Monday February 23, 2009

Film tells tales of towns lost to make way for Cold War bomb plant

Image by DisplacedImage by 20090223-srs.jpgA new documentary aims to tell the story of the six-thousand South Carolinians that were displaced in 1950 to make way for a 300-square-mile Savannah River Site that would produce material for nuclear...
5:27 am on Saturday May 24, 2008

$2.7B nuclear plant OK'd

Image by 20080524nuclear.jpg Rendering of mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility which will convert nuclear weapons material into a source of energy for commercial nuclear reactors. A deal to build a $2.7 billion plant to convert weapons-grade...
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