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Title: Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2016

Abstract

The purpose of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Annual Site Environmental Report for 2016 (ASER) is to provide the information required by U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Order 231.1B, Environment, Safety, and Health Reporting. The DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) and the management and operating contractor (MOC) maintain and preserve the environmental resources at the WIPP facility. DOE Order 231.1B; DOE Order 436.1, Departmental Sustainability; and DOE Order 458.1, Radiation Protection of the Public and the Environment, require that the affected environment at and near DOE facilities be monitored to ensure the safety and health of the public and workers, and preservation of the environment. This report was prepared in accordance with DOE Order 231.1B, which requires DOE facilities to submit an ASER to the DOE Headquarters Chief Health, Safety, and Security Officer.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO), NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), Carlsbad, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Environmental Management (EM)
OSTI Identifier:
1399013
Report Number(s):
DOE/WIPP-17-3591-Rev.0
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES

Citation Formats

Ward, Anderson, and Basabilvazo, George T. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2016. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.2172/1399013.
Ward, Anderson, & Basabilvazo, George T. Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2016. United States. doi:10.2172/1399013.
Ward, Anderson, and Basabilvazo, George T. 2017. "Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Annual Site Environmental Report for 2016". United States. doi:10.2172/1399013. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399013.
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