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For Immediate Release January 28, 1999
Media Contact: Rick Ford   (803) 725-2889


DOE To Present Savannah River Site's Upcoming Fiscal Year 2000 Budget

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Aiken, SC - (Jan. 28, 1999) The public is invited to view the Department of Energy's (DOE) Fiscal Year 2000 budget presentation that will be provided via satellite downlink starting at 1:00 p.m., Monday, February 1, 1999, at Aiken Technical College's Learning Resource Center amphitheater.

The annual DOE budget roll out will feature an introduction by Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson. Following the Energy Secretary, there will be a presentation of the Department's Environmental Management budget which provides approximately 90 per cent of the operational funding for the Savannah River Site (SRS).

Immediately following the Department's "roll out" event, there will be a detailed DOE Savannah River Operations Office presentation to explain how the Fiscal Year 2000 budget will be used at SRS. A question-and-answer session will be included.


Media representatives are invited to cover this event at the Aiken Technical College's Learning Resource Center amphitheater at 1 p.m., Monday, February 1, 1999.

A satellite downlink will be available at:
Satellite: TelStar 5
Location: 97 deg. West Latitude
Transponder: 17 Frequency: C-Band 4040 MHz
Polarization: Vertical
Audio subcarrier: 6.2 and 6.8 MHz
Uplink: Washington International Teleport
Video: 10.75 MHz peak deviation
Audio: 75 kHz peak deviation

Call-in numbers are available for media questions to the DOE- Washington Headquarters presentations. There will not be a broadcast or call-in capability for the DOE Savannah River Operations Office portion of the presentation at Aiken Technical College. Call-in telephone numbers can be obtained from Rick Ford or Jim Giusti at (803) 725-2889, the Savannah River Operations Office's Office of External Affairs.




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