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For Immediate Release July 26, 2000
Media Contact: Rick Ford   (803) 725-2889


Energy Secretary Bill Richardson to Visit Savannah River Site
Groundbreaking for Tritium Facility, 50th Anniversary on Agenda

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Media Advisory

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.


Bill Richardson,
U.S. Secretary of Energy
Gen. John Gordon, Administrator,
National Nuclear Security Administration

Thursday, July 27
12:50 - 1:30 p.m.

Tritium Extraction Facility Groundbreaking

Secretary Richardson and Gen. Gordon will hold a media availability after the groundbreaking

Savannah River Site
Transportation will be provided to area

50th Anniversary Celebration

Bill Richardson,
U.S. Secretary of Energy

Thursday, July 27
2:35 - 3:35 p.m.

50th Anniversary Celebration
Program, student awards, exhibits and reception with community leaders

Fort Discovery
1 Seventh Street, Theater
Augusta, Ga.


  • Media interested in attending need to contact Susie Grant at (803) 725-0190 by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

  • Media should arrive no later than 12:15 p.m. on Thursday to pick up badges at the Savannah River Site Badge Office (703-46A).

  • Media will be transported to the groundbreaking area from the Badge Office.




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