|For Immediate Release||July 26, 2000|
|Media Contact:||Rick Ford (803) 725-2889|
Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson will be at the Savannah River Site and Fort Discovery on Thursday, July 27, to break ground for the new $400 million Tritium Extraction Facility and celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Savannah River Site.
Secretary Richardson will be joined by Gen. John Gordon, Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration; Dr. Carolyn Huntoon, Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management; and Madelyn Creedon, Deputy Administrator for Defense Programs.
Secretary Richardson will also participate in a celebration of the site's 50th anniversary. At the celebration, Richardson will make brief remarks, present local elementary students with "Hands on Science" certificates, view exhibits and attend a reception for community leaders.
Secretary Richardson and Gen. Gordon will hold a media availability after the groundbreaking
50th Anniversary Celebration
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