Four Distinguishing Competencies
Environmental Remediation and
Apply science and technology to reduce the risk associated with radiological contamination at sites in the U.S. and abroad.
Nuclear Materials Processing and Disposition
Advance the state of the art of radiological materials handling and chemical engineering processes to support our nation’s nuclear materials management needs.
Nuclear Detection, Characterization
Develop and field integrated capabilities to systematically observe, assess, and analyze nuclear materials, operations, and events.
Gas Processing, Storage
and Transfer Systems
Develop technologies to store, transport, and use small molecules for National Security and Clean Energy applications.
The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is the applied research and development laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). The laboratory applies state-of-the-art science to provide practical, high-value, cost-effective solutions to complex technical problems. The laboratory earns its world-class reputation because of its talented people and their unwavering commitment to safety, security and quality in the delivery of technology solutions that work.
SRNL applies this commitment to solving the complex problems of the times, such as the detection of weapons of mass destruction, the cleanup of contaminated groundwater and soils, the development of hydrogen as an energy source, the need for a viable national defense, and the safe management of hazardous materials. Building on over 50 years of technological achievement and a framework of vital core competencies, the laboratory will continue to identify, develop and deploy innovative technologies to meet the needs of a variety of customers across the nation.
“To be the nation’s premier applied science laboratory in Environmental Management, National and Homeland Security, and Energy Security by delivering world-class innovative performance in national defense and homeland security technologies, hydrogen technology, and cleanup.”
At the Savannah River National Laboratory, safety is the number one priority. The greatest test of any company is in how well it protects the safety and health of its people. With approximately seven million safe hours worked, SRNL is a recognized leader in providing a safe work environment. At SRNL we strive to perform all aspects of our work safely in a continuous effort toward injury- and incident-free performance.
The Integrated Safety Management System is the framework for our safety culture and relies heavily on defining the scope of work, analyzing the hazards, developing and implementing controls, performing the work safely and then providing feedback for improvement. We believe in zero incidents and injuries and a dedication by leadership to provide a safe environment. Every employee at SRNL, regardless of rank, is empowered to prevent incidents and is given the authority to stop any work activity if they believe an activity may be unsafe in any way.