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Savannah River Site Status Report. DOECAP Analytical Services Program (ASP) 2011 Workshop. Benjamin C. Terry, Manager, Environmental Monitoring Services Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC September 21, 2011. SRNS-J2230-2011-0007. Savannah River Site (SRS). Site Scope and Activities

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Savannah river site status report

Savannah River SiteStatus Report

DOECAP Analytical Services Program (ASP) 2011 Workshop

Benjamin C. Terry, Manager, Environmental Monitoring ServicesSavannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLCSeptember 21, 2011


Savannah river site status report

Savannah River Site (SRS)

  • Site Scope and Activities

  • SRS Participation in the Department of Energy Consolidated Audit Program (DOECAP)

Savannah river site scope
Savannah River Site Scope

  • SRS was established in the early 1950s

  • Primary mission to produce special nuclear materials (such as plutonium-239 and tritium) used in the production of nuclear materials

  • Five SNM-production reactors, along with support facilities to separate and purify reactor products, were constructed and operated until 1992.

  • At that point, waste management, environmental restoration, plutonium disposition, and decontamination and deactivation activities became the primary missions for SRS

The SRS complex covers 198,344 acres,

or 310 square miles, encompassing parts

of Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale counties in

South Carolina, bordering the Savannah River.

Current srs contractors and partners
Current SRS Contractors and Partners

  • Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC

    Management & Operations (M&O)

    Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)

  • Savannah River Remediation, LLC (URS)

    Liquid Waste Operations

  • Wackenhut Services Inc.

  • Shaw AREVA MOX Services

  • Parsons

  • US Forest Service – Savannah River

  • University of Georgia Research Foundation

    Savannah River Ecology Laboratory

Srs recovery act projects
SRS Recovery Act Projects

  • SRS received $1.6 billion under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)

    • SRS progress to date is approximately 80% of target

    • 3,669 recovery act jobs created on site

    • $383 million SRNS Recover Act contracts awarded

    • $260 million awarded to small businesses

    • Recovery Act Projects scheduled through September, 2011

Srs recovery act projects1
SRS Recovery Act Projects

Dome removal at Heavy Water Components Test Reactor (HWCTR)

Waste is trucked to H Canyon for box remediation

Concrete is placed for a drainage ditch at H-4 Basin, one of four areas constructed in the 1950s to receive wastewater from the Separations Area Processing Facilities.

Evaporators will remove about 4.6 million gallons of water from the

105-P Reactor Disassembly Basin

Environmental bioassay lab aids japan
Environmental Bioassay Lab Aids Japan

  • SRS Environmental Bioassay Laboratory (EBL) aided Japan by analyzing soil and air filters samples for contaminants related to Fukushima Daiichi reactor incident

  • Approximately 250 samples analyzed and approximately 500 analytical method determinations were reported

  • Samples taken mainly from farmland surrounding the Fukushima reactors or air monitoring samples collected at the U.S. Embassy and American military bases

  • USDA certificate acquired

  • Wide range of radionuclides analyzed – including Sr 89/90, gamma emitters, plutonium, uranium, americium, and curium isotopes

  • EBL is operated by SRNS

Srs doecap laboratory usage
SRS DOECAP Laboratory Usage

Type SRS %Com %

  • Bioassay 100 0

  • Industrial Hygiene 80 20

  • NPDES 35 65

  • Site Environmental 95 5

  • RCRA/CERCLA 25 75

  • Waste Characterization 5 95

Commercial laboratory expenditures
Commercial Laboratory Expenditures

Type of Service$ Annual

  • RCRA/CERCLA 3,000,000

  • Waste 2,000,000

  • NPDES/Environmental 90,000

  • Industrial Hygiene 45,000

Srs auditor support for laboratories
SRS Auditor Support for Laboratories

Gail Whitney– Federal Point of Contact

Ben Terry – Contractor POC, Hazardous/Rad Materials Management

Paul Davis– Quality Assurance

Robert Kemmerlin– Laboratories, Radiochemistry, Hazardous/Rad Materials Management

Savannah river site status report

SRS Auditor Support for TSDFs

Mike Simmons – Federal Point of Contact

Dennis Knapp – Contractor POC / Waste Operations, Radcon, Environmental

Alfred Camp – Transportation

Chris Solum – Transportation

Thomas Howe – Radcon

Ron Gable – Waste Operations, Transportation

Sara Padgett – Industrial Safety & Health

Charles Stoyle – Industrial Safety & Health

Number of srs supported laboratory and tsdf audits for fy12
Number of SRS Supported Laboratory and TSDF Audits for FY12

  • (5) Analytical Lab Audits

  • (6) TSDF Audits

Savannah river site
Savannah River Site