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Savannah River National Laboratory

The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) is a multi-program national laboratory for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management. SRNL is located at the Savannah River Site (SRS) near Jackson, South Carolina. It was founded in 1951 as the Savannah River Laboratory. It was certified as a national laboratory on May 7, 2004.[1]

SRNL research topics include environmental remediation, technologies for the hydrogen economy, handling of hazardous materials and technologies for prevention of nuclear proliferation. It has specific experience in vitrification of nuclear waste and hydrogen storage initially developed to support production of tritium and plutonium at the Savannah River Site during the Cold War. SRNL is a founding member of the South Carolina Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Alliance (SCHFCA).

SRNL employs 945 people and has an annual budget of 210 million U.S. Dollars (2010).[2]

SRNL has been operated by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy since 2008. The LLC is a partnership between Fluor Corporation, Newport News Nuclear, Inc. (a subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries) and Honeywell International.[3]

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  1. ^ U.S. Department of Energy press release Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Savannah River National Laboratory: Future Vision
  3. ^ "SRNS - Our Parent Companies". Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC. Retrieved 9 June 2013.

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