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Title: Environmental assessment for decontaminating and decommissioning the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division Plutonium Fuel Laboratories, Cheswick, PA

Abstract

The Department of Energy has prepared an environmental assessment on the proposed decontamination and decommissioning of the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division Plutonium Fuel Laboratories, Cheswick, Pennsylvania. Based on the environmental assessment, which is available to the public on request, the Department has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 USC 4321 et seq. Therefore, no environmental impact statement is required. The proposed action is to decontaminate and decommission the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division fuel fabrication facilities (the Plutonium Laboratory - Building 7, and the Advanced Fuels Laboratory - Building 8). Decontamination and decommissioning of the facilities would require removal of all process equipment, the associated service lines, and decontamination of the interior surfaces of the buildings so that the empty buildings could be released for unrestricted use. Radioactive waste generated during these activities would be transported in licensed containers by truck for disposal at the Department's facility at Hanford, Washington. Useable non-radioactive materials would be sold as excess material, and non-radioactive waste would be disposed of by burial as sanitary landfill at an approved site.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC; Westinghouse Electric Corp., Cheswick, PA (USA). Advanced Reactors Div.
OSTI Identifier:
7051276
Report Number(s):
DOE/EA-0133
ON: DE88008863
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; FUEL FABRICATION PLANTS; DECOMMISSIONING; DECONTAMINATION; ACCIDENTS; AIR QUALITY; COST; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY; PENNSYLVANIA; RADIATION HAZARDS; CLEANING; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; FEDERAL REGION III; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; SAFETY; USA; 053000* - Nuclear Fuels- Environmental Aspects; 050700 - Nuclear Fuels- Fuels Production & Properties; 052001 - Nuclear Fuels- Waste Processing

Citation Formats

. Environmental assessment for decontaminating and decommissioning the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division Plutonium Fuel Laboratories, Cheswick, PA. United States: N. p., 1980. Web. doi:10.2172/7051276.
. Environmental assessment for decontaminating and decommissioning the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division Plutonium Fuel Laboratories, Cheswick, PA. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7051276
. Mon . "Environmental assessment for decontaminating and decommissioning the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division Plutonium Fuel Laboratories, Cheswick, PA". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/7051276. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/7051276.
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title = {Environmental assessment for decontaminating and decommissioning the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division Plutonium Fuel Laboratories, Cheswick, PA},
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abstractNote = {The Department of Energy has prepared an environmental assessment on the proposed decontamination and decommissioning of the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division Plutonium Fuel Laboratories, Cheswick, Pennsylvania. Based on the environmental assessment, which is available to the public on request, the Department has determined that the proposed action does not constitute a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 USC 4321 et seq. Therefore, no environmental impact statement is required. The proposed action is to decontaminate and decommission the Westinghouse Advanced Reactors Division fuel fabrication facilities (the Plutonium Laboratory - Building 7, and the Advanced Fuels Laboratory - Building 8). Decontamination and decommissioning of the facilities would require removal of all process equipment, the associated service lines, and decontamination of the interior surfaces of the buildings so that the empty buildings could be released for unrestricted use. Radioactive waste generated during these activities would be transported in licensed containers by truck for disposal at the Department's facility at Hanford, Washington. Useable non-radioactive materials would be sold as excess material, and non-radioactive waste would be disposed of by burial as sanitary landfill at an approved site.},
doi = {10.2172/7051276},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/7051276}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {12}
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