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Title: Savannah River Site Surplus Facilities Available for Reuse

Abstract

The purpose of this document is to provide a current, centralized list of Savannah River Site facilities, which are surplus and available for reuse. These surplus facilities may be made available for other DOE site missions, commercial economic development reuse, or other governmental reuse. SRS procedures also require that before new construction can be approved, available surplus facilities are screened for possible reuse in lieu of the proposed new construction.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
110169
Report Number(s):
EFR-TDD-950060
ON: DE96060012; TRN: 95:022220
DOE Contract Number:
AC09-89SR18035
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 Sep 1995
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; 29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; SURPLUS NUCLEAR FACILITIES; USES; ECONOMICS; ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES; DATA BASE MANAGEMENT; BUILDINGS; LABORATORIES

Citation Formats

Clarke, R.M., Owens, M.B., and Lentz, D.W. Savannah River Site Surplus Facilities Available for Reuse. United States: N. p., 1995. Web. doi:10.2172/110169.
Clarke, R.M., Owens, M.B., & Lentz, D.W. Savannah River Site Surplus Facilities Available for Reuse. United States. doi:10.2172/110169.
Clarke, R.M., Owens, M.B., and Lentz, D.W. Thu . "Savannah River Site Surplus Facilities Available for Reuse". United States. doi:10.2172/110169. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/110169.
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