Continuing the Mission in FY15
Since our U.S. Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS) liquid waste disposition contract began in 2009, Savannah River Remediation (SRR) has been committed to reducing our state.s number one environmental risk: Cold War legacy liquid waste.
Our work begins and ends with safety as demonstrated by our outstanding safety performance. To SRR, safety is more than something we measure; it is the ticket in the door. SRR has put heavy emphasis on implementing a nuclear safety culture and we are seeing more and more conservative behaviors by our employees. Ultimately, our workers watch out for each other like family.
In impressive, yet aging, facilities, SRR delivers results and solves unique challenges to advance our mission. The operational milestones achieved by our employees are impressive. Since the beginning of liquid waste operations, SRR and heritage companies have operationally closed six radioactive liquid waste tanks; treated over 7 million gallons of salt waste, producing more than 3,800 high-level waste canisters; and immobilized over 17 million gallons of decontaminated salt solution into grout.
In addition to the stellar operational work accomplished at SRS, SRR employees offer their time, talents and resources to off-site institutions, agencies and charities - actions that not only make our Company stronger, but improve the lives of those in surrounding communities as well.
I am pleased to be the president of such a diligent and dedicated workforce. We have come a long way in five years. SRR has faced many challenges, but this team will continue executing our mission of treating waste, safely and effectively, and operationally closing waste tanks. You can count on us.
SRR President and Project Manager