Earthquake resistant buttresses added to reactor high hats.
 Earthquake resistant buttresses added to reactor high hats.

1970
SRP receives AEC's "Best Ever" award for the largest number of injury-free manhours ever accumulated by an AEC contractor.

1972
SRP is designated first National Environmental Research Park. Land is set aside for ecological studies.

Inspection of fuel elements and storage in 
M Area honeycomb.Inspection of fuel elements and storage in
M Area honeycomb.

1973
SRP retires the film badge in favor of thermoluminescent dosimeters (TLDs) for monitoring personnel radiation exposure over time.

1976
Buttresses added to SRP reactor high hats (except R) to prevent collapse in the event of an earthquake.


1977

Plutonium Fuel Fabrication facility startup

Savannah River Archaeological Program
Savannah River Archaeological Program

1978
Savannah River Archaeological Program established on Site to perform data analysis of prehistoric and historic sites on SRP land.

1979
Three-day anti-nuclear protest staged on Site. This begins a period of several years of anti-nuclear protests.