Meteorological Partnerships for the Savannah River Site/Central Savannah River Area

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In November 1996, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), and the Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS) Operations Office, established formal Mutual Aid Agreements (MAA) with five local counties to provide meteorological assistance for emergency preparedness and response. The agreements defined three areas of collaboration: (1) establish meteorological monitoring stations in industrial corridors, (2) providing dispersion modeling software for emergency response, and (3) meteorological consultations during severe weather. In a related collaboration, WSRC partnered with a local television station to purchase and install a Doppler weather radar. Two monitoring sites have been installed in Augusta/Richmond Co., Georgia; two additional sites ... continued below

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Hunter, C.H. August 31, 1999.

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In November 1996, Westinghouse Savannah River Company (WSRC), and the Department of Energy Savannah River Site (SRS) Operations Office, established formal Mutual Aid Agreements (MAA) with five local counties to provide meteorological assistance for emergency preparedness and response. The agreements defined three areas of collaboration: (1) establish meteorological monitoring stations in industrial corridors, (2) providing dispersion modeling software for emergency response, and (3) meteorological consultations during severe weather. In a related collaboration, WSRC partnered with a local television station to purchase and install a Doppler weather radar. Two monitoring sites have been installed in Augusta/Richmond Co., Georgia; two additional sites are planned. Real-time meteorological data from the new installations and from the existing SRS sites are now available to the participating counties via the Internet. The successful implementation of these initiatives is attributed to structuring agreements such that all participants become stakeholders who mutually share in the costs and benefits. More importantly, the project demonstrated that coordinated leveraging of resources existing within a community can provide a cost-effective benefit to the public.

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  • Emergency Response 1999, Santa Fe, NM (US), 09/14/1999--09/17/1999

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  • Report No.: WSRC-MS-99-00587
  • Grant Number: AC09-96SR18500
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10527
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619139

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Hunter, C.H. Meteorological Partnerships for the Savannah River Site/Central Savannah River Area, article, August 31, 1999; South Carolina. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619139/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.