1982
Tracking Atmospheric Radioactive Contaminants van built to provide data on radioactive releases.

Wackenhut Selected
for Security ContractWackenhut Selected for Security Contract


1982

SRSnet is the first SRP computer network, and, by 1986, became one of the largest computer networks of its day.

1983
Defense Waste Processing Facility construction start

1983
Wackenhut Security International began providing security at SRP

1985
C Reactor shut down. This status was made permanent in 1986

Environmental Biocatalyst - BioTigerâ„¢Environmental Biocatalyst - BioTigerâ„¢

1985
L Reactor restart. First reactor to be rehabilitated and restarted after a long period of inactivity.

1985
DOE Subsurface Microbiology Program begins, which revolutionizes environmental remediation through the use of biological organisms.

1986
Saltstone construction begins.

DuPont and Westinghouse logos

1987
DuPont formally notifies DOE and public of its intent to end tenure at SRP.

1987
Effluent Treatment Project construction begins.

1988
Effluent Treatment Project operations begin

The SRS reactorsThe SRS reactors

1988
Remaining reactors are shut down.

1989
DuPont contract ends, Westinghouse contract begins

1989
Name of the Site changed from Savannah River Plant to Savannah River Site (SRS)

1989
Savannah River Site placed on National Priority List of sites targeted for assessment, and, if necessary, restoration.