Continuing the Mission in FY14

Ken Rueter, SRR President and Project Manager

Since being named the Savannah River Remediation (SRR) President and Project Manager on August 20, 2013, I have already experienced what an honor it is to lead and be part of such a successful and professional team. I am no stranger to the Savannah River Site (SRS). I have spent over half of my URS career at SRS. I have worked with a number of SRR employees in the past to successfully build, commission and operate the Defense Waste Processing Facility. I have always been impressed with the caliber and quality of workers at SRS.

Safe performance continues to be the hallmark of SRR workers. They are the world's best at what they do, and they watch out for their colleagues as much as they ensure their own safety. SRR employees use safety as a springboard to performing well.

On July 1, 2013, SRR marked the four-year anniversary as the U.S. Department of Energy's SRS Liquid Waste Contractor. Since beginning its mission, SRR has made a substantial impact in protecting the environment and reducing the risk to the neighboring communities of the Central Savannah River Area by treating nearly 3.7 million gallons of waste, producing more than 1,041 high-level waste canisters and isolating over 6 million gallons of low-level waste into grout.

As a team, SRR successfully and safely operationally closed two SRS radioactive waste tanks in 2012 and is in the process of closing two more. We have also achieved other vital milestones along the way, such as achieving record canister production, surpassing records of decontaminated salt solution processed through the Saltstone Facilities, and processing salt waste solution at record rates at the Interim Salt Disposition Process. Those large successes are composed of many thousands of tasks of which all SRR employees take part in completing.

In addition, SRR employees continue to reach out to our communities with their time and talent, coupled with their compassion for others, making our company stronger and better.

I look forward to being a part of SRR's continued success delivering the waste treatment mission for the Department of Energy and the CSRA.

Ken Rueter
SRR President and Project Manager