AIKEN, S.C. (November 28, 2022) – Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC) employees came together for the Inaugural Liquid Waste Program Event to recognize the liquid waste workforce for their recent accomplishments and the start of the new contract.
In February, SRMC became the new liquid waste contractor at the Savannah River Site. Since then, the SRMC team has integrated the Salt Waste Processing Facility and its workforce into the liquid waste system, continued to achieve safety milestones, improved processes at the Defense Waste Processing Facility, met a Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management priority for 2022, and streamlined liquid waste lab operations, among many other accomplishments.
The November 16 event featured remarks from DOE-Savannah River Manager Mike Budney, SRMC President and Program Manager Dave Olson, and representatives from each SRMC parent company: BWX Technologies, Inc. Technical Services Group President Heatherly Dukes, Fluor Mission Solutions Nuclear and Civil Solutions Senior Vice President Greg Meyer, and Amentum Environment and Security Business Line President and Lead Jim Blankenhorn.
Olson thanked the SRMC team for its hard work since the contract began and encouraged them to look forward to finishing the mission with the Power As One.
“I am convinced that you will continue to embody our core values of safety, reliability, mutual respect, and continuous improvement,” Olson said. “We are moving toward the finish line with a great blueprint to follow and with workers who are engaged, committed, and understand what it means to work here.”
The event was more than an opportunity for employees to gather in person; it also offered employees the ability to demonstrate their support for the surrounding community by making canned-food contributions to the local food bank. Employees donated more than 1,000 pounds of canned items, which were donated to Golden Harvest Food Bank.
SRMC comprises parent company BWX Technologies, Inc. with partners Amentum and Fluor. Its team brings the capabilities necessary to accelerate cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site through safe nuclear operations, optimized and integrated mission execution, and strong corporate governance.
Representatives from the Department of Energy-Savannah River, Savannah River Mission Completion (SRMC), and SRMC parent companies joined with SRMC employees on November 16, 2022, to recognize the progress being made to disposition radioactive waste at SRS and look ahead to completing the liquid waste mission.