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SRNL News Room: 2011 Archives

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Environmental Cleanup Technology Honored

AIKEN, S.C. (November 21, 2011) – A technology that uses "green" chemistry to help microbes break down contaminants in soil before they reach the groundwater has earned kudos from the editors of Environmental Protection website as 2011 Soil & Groundwater New Product of the Year. MORE »

SRNL Honored for Japan Support

AIKEN, S.C. (November 7, 2011) – U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu honored Savannah River National Laboratory as part of a team of Department of Energy offices and National Laboratories that responded to the Japanese earthquake and its aftermath. MORE »

Journal Focuses on SRNL, Chernobyl Laboratory Collaboration

AIKEN, S.C. (September 22, 2011) – Collaborative work between the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory and the Chernobyl Center's International Radioecology Laboratory (IRL) has led to a special issue of the Health Physics Journal entitled, "Radiation Monitoring and Radioecology Research in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone – 25 Years After the Accident," (Vol. 101, No. 4). MORE »

SRNL and Partners Earn Grant for Wind Energy Research

AIKEN, S.C. (September 21, 2011) –The Savannah River National Laboratory has been awarded a $700,000 grant to conduct research into the design conditions for offshore wind energy structures. MORE »

Melanin's "Trick" for Maintaining Radioprotection Studied

AIKEN, S.C. (August 23, 2011) – Sunbathers have long known that melanin in their skin cells provides protection from the damage caused by visible and ultraviolet light. More recent studies have shown that melanin, which is produced by multitudes of the planet's life forms, also gives some species protection from ionizing radiation. In certain microbes, in particular some organisms from near the former nuclear reactor facilities in Chernobyl, melanin has even been linked to increased growth in the presence of ionizing radiation. MORE »

Savannah River National Laboratory Named a National Safety Council Industry Leader

AIKEN, S.C. (August 17, 2011) – The National Safety Council announced that Savannah River National Laboratory, operated for the U.S. Department of Energy by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, has been honored with a 2011 Industry Leader Award. The award is a component of the Council's Safety Motivation and Recognition Awards Program. The award benchmarks outstanding safety achievements among member companies based on self-reported data. MORE »

SRNL Wins Prestigious R&D 100 Award

AIKEN, SC (June 22, 2011) – A research team led by the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) has been selected to win a prestigious 2011 R&D 100 award in an annual competition conducted by R&D Magazine. The award recognizes the SRNL-invented Porous Walled Hollow Glass Microspheres as one of the 100 most technologically significant products of the past year. MORE »

Two Savannah River Site Projects Gain National Recognition

AIKEN, S.C. (June 21, 2011) – The Department of Energy's Savannah River Site has received Environmental Sustainability (EStar) awards from DOE for two projects growing out of technology research, development and application at the Savannah River National Laboratory. MORE »

Dr. Joan Woodard to Chair SRNL External Advisory Board

AIKEN, SC (May 25, 2011) -- Dr. Joan Woodard, former Executive Vice President of the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories, will chair the Savannah River National Laboratory External Advisory Board (SRNL/EAB). MORE »

Research Collaboration Wins National Recognition

AIKEN, S.C. (May 17, 2011) – A decade-long collaboration among several U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories, DOE contractors and a university is leading to a significant reduction in the stored high-level radioactive waste requiring treatment at the Savannah River Site, and earning kudos for its participants. MORE »

Burris Named to SRNL Position

AIKEN, SC (May 16, 2011) – Dr. Anthony (Tony) Burris has been named to the position of Associate Laboratory Director for National and Homeland Security for the Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory. MORE »

SRNL Demonstrating Low-Energy Remediation with Patented Microbes

AIKEN, S.C. (January 31, 2011)— Using funding provided under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory has launched a demonstration project near one of the Savannah River Site's former production reactor sites to clean up chemically contaminated groundwater, naturally. MORE »

Laboratories, Universities, Unite to Build Radioecology Expertise

AIKEN, S.C. (January 26, 2011) – With the renewed and growing interest in nuclear energy, radioecology experts at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory recognized an immediate need to build the pool of radioecology expertise both here and abroad. To address this need, they worked with partners from universities across the U.S. and laboratories in France and the Ukraine to form the National Center for Radioecology (NCoRE), a network of excellence for environmental radiation risk reduction and remediation. MORE »

SRNL Filter Design Reduces Waste Treatment Costs

AIKEN, S.C. (January 25, 2011) – The redesign of a filtration system by the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is expected to help the DOE Office of Environmental Management drastically reduce cost and infrastructure for the treatment and permanent disposal of its inventory of high level radioactive waste. The U.S. Patent Office has recently allowed a patent on the reconfiguration of a commercial rotary filter, which has also been licensed by the company that produced the original system – two important steps in putting this technology into the marketplace for use by other potential customers. MORE »

Savannah River National Laboratory Completes Injury-Free Year

AIKEN, S.C. (January 19, 2011) – When the ball dropped marking the end of 2010, employees at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) had one additional reason to celebrate: a full year of safe performance. SRNL's employees completed all of 2010 without a recordable injury. MORE »

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