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SRNL News Room: 2010 Archives

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SRR and SRNL: Partners in Technology Development for Waste Tank Cleanup Acceleration at SRS

AIKEN, S.C. (December 27, 2010) – Savannah River Remediation (SRR) and the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) have a long standing partnership in developing new technologies for waste processing, which is helping accelerate tank waste removal at the Savannah River Site (SRS). MORE »

New Software Detects Piping Flaws

AIKEN, S.C. (December 16, 2010) – New software developed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding (NGSB) may lead to a less expensive and less time consuming method to detect corrosion or other defects in a ship's pipes. MORE »

SRNL Specially Invented Grout Aids SRS Reactor Closure

AIKEN, S.C. (December 6, 2010) – A combination of teamwork and cutting-edge science is responsible for the unique flowable and selfleveling cement slurry that on November 22 completely filled the P Reactor vessel at the Savannah River Site (SRS). This American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project utilized the technical expertise of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to invent the slurry. MORE »

New SRNL Device Measures Liquid Fill Level

AIKEN, S.C. (November 18, 2010) – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently granted Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) a U.S. Patent for an Ultrasonic Liquid Level Detector developed by Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) to remotely measure the fill level of a hazardous liquid in a container. The inventors, William Hinz and Dennis Kotz, constructed a functional prototype and demonstrated it at the Savannah River Site (SRS). MORE »

SRNL, Tetra Tech Announce Collaboration Agreement

AIKEN, S.C. (Nov. 4, 2010) – Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Tetra Tech, Inc., today announced an agreement to collaborate on water resources, quality and protection efforts. MORE »

GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions Sign Agreement on Small Modular Reactor Technology

AIKEN, SC (Oct. 27, 2010) – GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC, (SRNS) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore the potential of deploying a prototype of GEH's Generation IV PRISM reactor as part of a proposed demonstration of small modular reactor technologies at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site. MORE »

SRNL, Hyperion Power Sign Strategic Agreement

AIKEN, SC (Sept. 9, 2010) – Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and Hyperion Power Generation Inc., today announced an agreement that could lead to deployment of a small modular nuclear reactor at the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River Site (SRS). MORE »

Terry A. Michalske, Ph.D., to Direct Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL)

Aiken, S.C., (Aug. 9, 2010) – Former Sandia Laboratory Director of Energy and Security Systems brings over 30 years of scientific, technical and executive experience to SRNL – directing major research and development programs for missions supporting the U.S. Departments of Energy, Homeland Security and Defense. MORE »

Partnership Tests New Remote Sensing Tool for Evaluating Energy Potential of South Carolina's Offshore Winds

AIKEN, S.C. (August 4, 2010) – On a U.S. Coast Guard platform off the coast of Georgetown, S.C., the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI), and their partners have begun testing technology to provide insight into how much energy potential South Carolina's offshore winds offer. The ultimate goal is the deployment of offshore wind energy technology to diversify South Carolina's energy resources and significantly increase the region's energy independence. MORE »

SRNL Designing, Building and Testing Seaport Radiation
Detector System

AIKEN, S.C. (August 3, 2010) – This month, the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) will begin testing a prototype radiation detector system at the Savannah River Site (SRS) that may be deployed to U.S. container seaports. MORE »

SRNL Hosts Actinide Chemistry Short Course

AIKEN, S.C. (July 28, 2010) – To help expand the pool of talent interested in nuclear sciences, SRNL this week hosted an "Actinide Chemistry Short Course" at the Center for Hydrogen Research near New Ellenton, which about 50 nuclear scientists from the U.S. and abroad attended. MORE »

SRNL Researchers Work to Decrease Hazards from Mold in Water Damaged Homes

AIKEN, S.C. (July 12, 2010) – A team of microbiologists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is working with Tuskegee University and Mississippi State University to decrease mold growth in flooded homes through improved prevention and cleanup. MORE »

SRNL-Led Research Program Receives International Honors

AIKEN, S.C. (June 24, 2010) – A research program led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory has been honored by the International Energy Agency Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (IEA HIA). Fundamental Safety Testing and Analysis of Hydrogen Storage Materials and Systems, led by SRNL's Dr. Donald L. Anton, received the inaugural IEA HIA Project Prize for Fundamental Research at the recent World Hydrogen Energy Conference in Essen, Germany. MORE »

SRS Approved for DHS Testing Program

AIKEN, S.C. (June 9, 2010) – The Savannah River Site (SRS) has been approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as one of the testing facilities associated with a new program designed to test radiation detection equipment. Radiation detectors are vital tools used by law enforcement personnel to interdict terrorists' use of radioactive material. This program helps ensure that equipment meets the appropriate standards for acceptance. The effort, managed by the DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) is called the Graduated Rad/Nuc Detector Evaluation and Reporting (GRaDER) Program. MORE »

FBI, Savannah River National Laboratory, Put Science to Work to Protect the Nation

AIKEN, S.C. (June 3, 2010) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) today announced the opening of a major expansion of the FBI's facilities for the forensic examination of radiological material and associated evidence. The FBI's newly expanded Radiological Evidence Examination Facility (REEF), located at the Savannah River National Laboratory near Aiken, South Carolina, provides a major enhancement in the FBI's ability to protect the nation from crimes involving radiological material and bring to justice those who would use these materials to harm the nation's citizens. MORE »

SRNL Precision Models Aid Recovery Act Cleanup at SRS

AIKEN, S.C. (June 2010) – In a project that's part engineering, part history detective, and part hightech craft project, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is creating computer-produced scale replicas of the Savannah River Site's reactor buildings to support the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project here. Use of these models as SRS plans final disposition of the reactor facilities is saving time and money. MORE »

Savannah River Site Projects Receive Pollution Prevention Honors

AIKEN, S.C. (February 24, 2010) – Two Savannah River Site (SRS) projects led by the Savannah River National Laboratory have been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management (DOEEM) for achievements in pollution prevention. MORE »

SRNL Recognizes High Achievers in Technology Transfer

AIKEN, S.C. (Feb. 10, 2010) – Savannah River National Laboratory held its inaugural SRNL Technology Transfer Recognition Reception last week at Newberry Hall in Aiken. The recognition event was established to honor those who have helped make SRNL technologies available for the marketplace and for research collaborations with industry partners and universities. MORE »

SCRA Presents Three Knowledge Economist Awards at Aiken Chamber of Commerce Meeting

AIKEN, S.C. (February 5, 2010) – SCRA presented its Knowledge Economist Award to Dr. Susan Winsor, Dr. Susan Wood, and Dr. Ted Motyka for their contributions to knowledge‐based economic development in South Carolina. The awards ceremony was conducted as part of the Aiken Chamber of Commerce First Friday Breakfast Meeting this morning. MORE »

SRNL Assesses Bamboo Crop

AIKEN, S.C. (January 12, 2010) – Many people who grow bamboo in their yards soon regret it, and spend the rest of their days trying to kill it off. The U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL), however, is glad to have a bamboo nursery. MORE »

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