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For Immediate Release October 2, 2002
Media Contact: Julie Petersen   (803) 725-2889


DOE-SR Announces Release Of SRS History Book

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Aiken, SC - Today the Department of Energy (DOE) Savannah River Operations Office (SR) released the comprehensive, technical history of the Savannah River Site (SRS), Savannah River Site at Fifty. The book chronicles the design, construction, and operation of SRS in South Carolina from 1950-2000.

Savannah River Site at Fifty explores the events leading up to the decision to create the Savannah River Plant through the end of the Cold War and the evolution of the plant into the Savannah River Site and its current missions. The narrative is primarily a technical history of one of the major research and production facilities in the United States' nuclear weapons complex. Social and cultural themes showing the many changes SRS brought to South Carolina and Georgia are included in the book as well as oral histories and anecdotal information by former employees.

Savannah River Site at Fifty is hardbound, 720 pages, indexed, and fully illustrated with color images, maps, and drawings. The book is available for $65.00 through the Government Printing Office (GPO) at (toll-free) 1-866-512-1800, online at, or at the nearest U.S. Government Bookstore, First Union Plaza, 999 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 120, Atlanta, GA 30309-3964, (404) 347-1900. A CD-Rom version is also available by contacting the DOE-SR Office of External Affairs at (803) 725-2889.

The book was written and produced under a cooperative agreement between DOE-SR and New South Associates, a professional cultural resources consulting firm based in Stone Mountain, Georgia.




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