Savannah River contractor recognized for safety

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — The contractor that manages a former nuclear weapons complex has received an award for workplace safety.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions says it was recently recognized by the National Safety Council for completing 2010 with no days of work lost to employee injury or illness.

SRNS says its construction workers recently surpassed 25 million hours without losing a day of work due to a job-related injury or illness, continuing their record setting performance which began more than 12 years ago.

SRNS manages the Savannah River Site near the South Carolina-Georgia border. The 310-square-mile SRS complex once produced plutonium and tritium for atomic bombs but now is focused primarily on research and cleaning up areas contaminated during weapons production.

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