DOE Defense Nuclear Facilities

All Defense Nuclear Facilities fall under the ownership and jurisdiction of the Department of Energy. Click the site names below to see detailed descriptions.

  • Savannah River Site

    Vital Stats

    LocationAiken, South Carolina
    WebsiteSavannah River Site
    Primary FunctionEnvironmental cleanup, waste management, disposition of nuclear materials, and tritium operations in support of nuclear weapon programs.
    Ongoing OperationsTritium operations supporting nuclear weapon programs; management and treatment of liquid high-level wastes and other radioactive wastes; nuclear materials storage and disposition; research and development at the Savannah River National Laboratory.
    StatusActive
    [title-raw] Savannah River Site

    Savannah River Site (Aiken, SC) - SRS is a facility originally constructed to produce the basic materials for nuclear weapons. After the end of the Cold War, the site is primarily focused on environmental stewardship, environmental cleanup, waste management and disposition of nuclear materials. SRS processes and stores nuclear materials in support of national defense and U.S. nuclear non-proliferation efforts, as well as develops and deploys technologies to improve the environment and treat nuclear and hazardous wastes left from the Cold War.