January 4, 2010
AIKEN CO., S.C. -- Savannah River Nuclear Solutions are again opening SRS for a limited number of public tours.
This year, there will be 23 public tours which will allow up to 1,150 people to tour the facility. The tours begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Center for Hydrogen Research which is located just off Highway 278. The tour lasts about four hours.
In 2009, the Department of Energy began the program with 14 tours. They wanted to see how the public responded to the tours and the level of interest was high. According to Clif Webb, Vice President of Public Affairs, they filled 700 seats in 24 hours.
Tour dates for 2010 are as follows:
Tuesday, January 19; Wednesday, January 27
Tuesday, February 9; Thursday, February 25
Tuesday, March 9; Thursday, March 25
Tuesday April 13; Thursday, April 29
Tuesday, May 11; Thursday, May 20
Tuesday, June 8; Thursday, June 24
Thursday, July 8; Thursday, July 22
Tuesday, August 3; Thursday, August 19
Thursday, September 2; Tuesday, September 21
Tuesday, October 5; Thursday, October 21
Tuesday, November 2; Wednesday, November 17
Thursday, December 2
The tours are free and each will take 50 people. The seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Go to http://www5.hanford.gov/SRSTours/ to register.