Savannah River Plant

Savannah River Plant (HM6EH)

Location: Aiken, SC 29803 Aiken County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 23.497', W 81° 41.077'

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The Savannah River Plant (SRP) was built 1950-56 by Du Pont for the Atomic Energy Commission. SRP, a nuclear production plant, produced tritium and plutonium for national defense during the Cold War. Creating a 310-sq.-mi. site in three counties meant moving all residents from their homes in Ellenton, Dunbarton, Meyers Mill, Leigh, and other area communities.

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The first reactor at SRP went online in 1953 and the free "neutrino," a subatomic particle, was first detected at P reactor in 1956. SRP also produced medical and research isotopes and energy sources for NASA. In 1972 it became the first National Environmental Research Park. Renamed Savannah River Site (SRS) in 1989, it is owned by the U.S. Department of Energy.
HM NumberHM6EH
Marker Number2-27
Year Placed2004
Placed ByAiken County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 10:10pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 436329 N 3694912
Decimal Degrees33.39161667, -81.68461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 23.497', W 81° 41.077'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 23' 29.82" N, 81° 41' 4.62" W
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Area Code(s)803
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2514-2520 US-278, Aiken SC 29803, US
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