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SRNS Today August issue of SRNS Today

The Savannah River Nuclear Solutions community news magazine

August 2017

In this issue:

arrow FY shipments complete - SRNS ships nuclear waste out of South Carolina

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

arrow Bioassay lab awarded reaccreditation from AIHA-LAP

arrow Pipeline to the future, Education Outreach programs infl uence students to SRS careers

arrow New radio system enhances SRS safety and security

arrow Employees honored with VPPPA award

arrow Pilot program taps into Tritium employees’ knowledge

arrow Women in Nuclear attend conference

arrow SRNL interns wrap up the summer with poster session

arrow PMCS takes first place in annual SRS Sports Challenge

arrow SRNS employees, retirees, agencies gather for UW kickoff ‘Day of Unity’

arrow LEAP pitches ideas in Shark-Tank style event

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2017 Issues
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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
2015 Issues
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December 2015
arrow Robotics at work - Experts visit SRS to learn of technology for nuclear cleanup
arrow National Laboratory pursuing partnership to promote advanced manufacturing collaborative
arrow Here comes the Sun - SRNL receives DOE SunShot grant to spread the word on solar energy to South Carolina
November 2015
arrow Honoring Excellence-Orth Award
arrow NNSA Administrator thanks SRS employees for service
arrow Putting natural methods to good use
arrow Early-career professionals hear Fluor executive at LEAP conference

arrow First group of SRNL University Scholars named at USC Aiken
October 2015
arrow We make the world safer
arrow SHINE licenses SRNL hydrogen technology for use in medical isotope production
arrow CNTA honors Dr. Iyer with Distinguished Scientist award

arrow Rare Real-life Research
September 2015
arrow Post-Its and process maps
arrow Alternate Emergency Operations Center
arrow H Canyon used as test bed for new tech
arrow SRNS shines at VPPPA conference
arrow Smith graduates from Sandia program
August 2015
arrow Who ya gonna call? SRNS Fire Department helps area communities when assistance is needed
arrow H Canyon at 60
arrow SRNS completes construction of Waste Solidification Building
arrow SRNS thanks 2015 interns
July 2015
arrow How SRS went to Pluto
arrow SRNL chosen to lead national analytical program, DOE environmental response coordination office
arrow Hitting a home run for United Way
arrow College Night is Sept. 10
June 2015
arrow Work begins at the D Area Ash Basin
arrow SRNL hosts meeting with Secretary Moniz and his Secretary of Energy Advisory Board
arrow Spent Fuel Project employees’ suggestions lead to improved process efficiency and reduced hazards
May 2015
arrow The end of Pad 16 - SRNS dismantles former radioactive waste storage facility
arrow Mini Grants, SRNS rewards innovative teachers with $75,000 in annual presentation
arrow Unneeded plutonium sources transferred from SRS
arrow National Lab scientists invent extra protection for high-energy waste
April 2015
arrow H Canyon - Expanded operations resume for increased spent fuel processing
arrow Augusta Tech NET students tour SRS for a preview of potential nuclear careers
arrow Nanotechnology, solid-state physics at heart of research for grad student award winner
March 2015
arrow 10 million safe hours worked
arrow CI success - SRNS saves $45.7 million in FY14 through Continuous Improvement initiatives
arrow SRNS fields a strong showing at 2015 Waste Management Symposia
February 2015
arrow Star performance - DOE honors SRNS safety with
VPP recertification
arrow SRNL named safest DOE national lab in 2014
arrow Looking for the Invisible - Nuclear detection arsenal gains
a new tool with TRI-ACE particle detector
January 2015
arrow Continuous improvement in K Area
arrow Winners named in SRNL science, engineering awards
arrow One bright idea equals thousands in savings
arrow North Augusta team wins Future City event
arrow Zero Heroes’ cheer up kids

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