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Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Tritium Supply and Recycling, Volume I
Subject Terms:
Environmental Impact Statement; Light Water Reactor; NEPA Compliance; Nuclear Weapons Complex; Recycling; Tritium
Document Location:
DOE INFORMATION CENTER 1 Way, Oak Ridge, TN 37831; Eva Butler; Phone: 865-241-4780; Toll-Free: 800-382-6938, Option 6; FAX: 865-574-3521; Email:
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Health, Safety and Environment\Environmental Effects
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Publication Date:
1995 Feb 28
Declassification Status:
Never classified
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Originating Research Org.:
Department of Energy Office of Reconfiguration
OpenNet Entry Date:
1995 Apr 14
In January, 1991, DOE announced that a programmatic environmental impact statement examining alternatives for the reconfiguration of the nation's nuclear weapons complex would be prepared. Because of significant changes in the world since January, 1991, especially with regard to projected future requirements for the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, the original framework for the reconfiguration is changed to two separate programmatic environmental impact statements--one for Tritium Supply and Recycling and one for Stockpile Stewardship and Management. The Tritium Supply and Recycling project is analyzed in this document. The Tritium Supply and Recycling Proposal will provide for the long-term, assured supply of Tritirum; safely and reliability fulfill all future national defense requirements for Tritium; and protect the health of workers, the general pulbic, and the environment in the production and storage of Tritium. Time frame for proposed action assumes an environmental baseline period for contruction between the Year 1999 and 2009 and an operational period beginning in the Year 2010 and extending for 40 years. Project-level NEPA documents will identify in detail the specific construction and operational periods for each project implemented. Contents of volume I include purpose and need for DOE action; Tritium Supply and Recycling project alternatives; affected environment and environmental impacts; environmental, occupational safety and health, permits, and compliance requirements; list of preparers, and list of agencies, organizations, and persons to whom copies of the statement are sent.

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