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SRS tours offer look at history of nuclear site via T and D

AIKEN – Registration is open for the Savannah River Site 2018 public tour program. More than 1,000 seats are available during 22 tours to be held throughout the year.

The program is managed by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) for the Department of Energy Savannah River Operations Office.

With the Savannah River Site encompassing 310 square miles, tours provide the public with an opportunity to see and learn about current activities and future missions, as well as many historic and operational facilities that were responsible for the production of plutonium and tritium during the Cold War.

The sights and sounds of the SRS can be filled with discovery as you travel through scenic wilderness and past nuclear production facilities. Whether Cold War history, cutting-edge nuclear technology or the site’s high-tech national laboratory, there’s much to learn about at SRS.

Four historic tours (hosted in partnership with the SRS Cold War Historic Preservation Group) will be offered again this year featuring the former town of Ellenton, C Reactor and the site’s Curation Facility. Also 2018 brings the addition of several early-morning tours. Participants should check times carefully prior to signing up for a tour.

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To register, visit www.srs.gov/general/tour/public.htm. If you experience difficulty registering online, call 803-952-8994.

Each tour accommodates up to 50 people. Participants must be 18 years of age or older and U.S. citizens.

Seats are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Large groups can be accommodated by calling the above phone number.

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