Savannah River Operations Office Mission

Welcome to the Savannah River Operations Office (DOE-SR) website. DOE-SR is a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) organization that serves as the landlord for site resources and is responsible for overseeing the work performed by the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) contractors.

The Savannah River Site (SRS) is a key DOE industrial complex dedicated to; environmental cleanup, nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, and nuclear materials disposition, in support of the U.S. nuclear non-proliferation efforts. The site also develops and deploys technologies to support radiological and chemical cleanup activities following approximately 50 years of producing materials used for nuclear weapons, primarily plutonium and tritium.

The site’s center is approximately 23 miles southeast of Augusta, Georgia, and 15 miles south of Aiken, South Carolina, the two closest population centers. The site covers more than 310 square miles.

DOE’s Savannah River Operations Office is responsible for oversight of the DOE's Environmental Management (EM) operations under the Office of Environmental Management (EM). The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) also manages the Savannah River Field Office and the Office of Nonproliferation that perform National Security missions at SRS as tenant organizations.

NNSA missions include; the Tritium Facilities; Construction of the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MOX) and support of Nuclear Non-Proliferation. The Tritium Facilities contractor is Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), the MOX Facility is being constructed by Shaw-Areva.

DOE-SR performs oversight of specialized contractors that manage SRS operations. These contractors include: Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), the site management and operations contractor. Savannah River Remediation (SRR) operates the site liquid waste system. Centerra is the site security contractor. The Salt Waste Processing Facility is being constructed by Parsons. The Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) provides scientific solutions to both DOE and other federal agencies and is the Office of Environmental Management’s Corporate Laboratory. SRNL is managed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS); DOE-SR provides federal oversight of this DOE national laboratory.

SRS Vision

SRS will be a key player in the Nation’s Energy Security. SRS strives to achieve energy independence in its operations. SRS will leverage its talent and resources to be a major contributor to support the Department’s efforts to develop solutions for achieving energy independence for the Nation through reliable, clean, and affordable sources. The SRS vision is outlined in the SRS Strategic Plan.Adobe Acrobat PDF

Nuclear Security will remain a driving force at SRS. Defense and Nuclear Nonproliferation Programs conduct their missions and explore opportunities to contribute to the nation’s Energy Security efforts through shared facility use and alternative disposition methods for nuclear materials.

SRS envisions an expanding role for Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) in supporting scientific discovery and innovation. The emphasis will be to leverage SRNL strengths to better support ongoing Site missions and increase future opportunities in order to further the interest of DOE and the Nation in scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and improving quality of life.

Building on SRS’ past achievements, SRS managers recognize if the Site is not moving forward, it becomes stagnant. To move forward, SRS will exemplify Management Excellence. This means constantly addressing and improving SRS business practices and approaches for greater efficiency and cost effectiveness. EM will accomplish its landlord responsibilities by joining with the NNSA Defense and Nuclear Nonproliferation Programs for a unified team effort, working together for solutions to the formidable challenges of the future. SRS must also ensure workforce planning and execution facilitates the Site vision. This process will be carried out in a way that retains and grows employee skills necessary for present and future missions, while seeking to mitigate negative economic and social impacts to individuals and the community.

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Page last updated August 29, 2018