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Title: Environmental assessment for liquid waste treatment at the Nevada Test Site, Nye County, Nevada

This environmental assessment (EA) examines the potential impacts to the environment from treatment of low-level radioactive liquid and low-level mixed liquid and semi-solid wastes generated at the Nevada Test Site (NTS). The potential impacts of the proposed action and alternative actions are discussed herein in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended in Title 42 U.S.C. (4321), and the US Department of Energy (DOE) policies and procedures set forth in Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1021 and DOE Order 451.1, ``NEPA Compliance Program.`` The potential environmental impacts of the proposed action, construction and operation of a centralized liquid waste treatment facility, were addressed in the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Nevada Test Site and Off-Site Locations in the State of Nevada. However, DOE is reevaluating the need for a centralized facility and is considering other alternative treatment options. This EA retains a centralized treatment facility as the proposed action but also considers other feasible alternatives.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
446338
Report Number(s):
DOE/EA--1115
ON: DE97004306; NC: NONE; TRN: 97:006508
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1997
Research Org:
USDOE Nevada Operations Office, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Environment, Safety, and Health, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; NEVADA TEST SITE; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; LOW-LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REMEDIAL ACTION; CONSTRUCTION