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Title: Environmental assessment for double tracks test site, Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

The U.S. Department of Energy, Nevada Operations Office (DOE/NV), with appropriate approvals from the U.S. Air Force (USAF), proposes to conduct environmental restoration operations at the Double Tracks test site located on the Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) in Nye County, Nevada. This environmental assessment (EA) evaluates the potential environmental consequences of four alternative actions for conducting the restoration operation and of the no action alternative. The EA also identifies mitigation measures, where appropriate, designed to protect natural and cultural resources and reduce impacts to human health and safety. The environmental restoration operation at the Double Tracks test site would serve two primary objectives. First, the proposed work would evaluate the effectiveness of future restoration operations involving contamination over larger areas. The project would implement remediation technology options and evaluate how these technologies could be applied to the larger areas of contaminated soils on the Nevada Test Site (NTS), the Tonopah Test Range (TTR), and the NAFR. Second, the remediation would provide for the removal of plutonium contamination down to or below a predetermined level which would require cleanup of 1 hectare (ha) (2.5 acres), for the most likely case, or up to 3.0 ha (7.4 acres) of contaminated soil,more » for the upper bounding case.« less
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
245603
Report Number(s):
DOE/EA--1136
ON: DE96011576; NC: NONE; TRN: 96:014646
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 1996
Research Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; NEVADA TEST SITE; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; REMEDIAL ACTION; SOILS; CONTAMINATION; ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSPORT; PLUTONIUM; RADIOECOLOGICAL CONCENTRATION