Come check out the mysterious Savannah River Site in 2013

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Most of us probably know about the Savannah River Site, a massive 198,344-acre U.S. government site responsible for processing and storing nuclear materials, but few of us have likely seen much of it besides driving through the rural fringes of the facility.

However you'll have the chance to see a good bit more of the site during one of 22 public tours in 2013.

Tour check-in begins at 12:30 p.m., at the Aiken County, S.C., Center for Hydrogen Research (click for map), located off Highway 278, near the northern boundary of the site.  Guests will be given an overview presentation safety briefing, tour of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) and general driving tour of the site. The tour will conclude at approximately 4:30pm.

Site tours provide an opportunity for those interested in SRS to better understand the Department of Energy’s facilities and workers that changed the face of Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale Counties, nearby cities and helped win the Cold War.  Guests will also learn about facilities supporting future missions of the Savannah River Site.

Curious to see it? Get dates and register over here.

The site is located in parts of Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale counties near the Savannah River. 

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