Employees at SC nuclear site build Habitat house

JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - The company that manages a former nuclear weapons complex in South Carolina is celebrating the completion of a Habitat for Humanity house.

Savannah River Nuclear Solutions is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony Sunday at the house in Jackson. Organizers say it took about 400 volunteers three months to build the 1,200-square-foot house.

SRNS is the primary site contractor at the Savannah River Site near Aiken.

Savannah River opened in the early 1950s and once produced plutonium and tritium for atomic bombs. Now, work at the U.S. Energy Department site is focused mostly on research and environmental cleanup.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.