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Title: Annual report of waste generation and pollution prevention progress 1997

This sixth Annual Report presents and analyzes DOE Complex-wide waste generation and pollution prevention activities at 36 reporting sites from 1993 through 1997. In May 1996, the Secretary of Energy established a 50 percent Complex-Wide Waste Reduction Goal (relative to the 1993 baseline) for routine operations radioactive and hazardous waste generation, to be achieved by December 31, 1999. Excluding sanitary waste, routine operations waste generation increased three percent from 1996 to 1997, and decreased 61 percent overall from 1993 to 1997. DOE has achieved its Complex-Wide Waste Reduction Goals for routine operations based upon a comparison of 1997 waste generation to the 1993 baseline. However, it is important to note that increases in low-level radioactive and low-level mixed waste generation could reverse this achievement. From 1996 to 1997, low-level radioactive waste generation increased 10 percent, and low-level mixed waste generation increased slightly. It is critical that DOE sites continue to reduce routine operations waste generation for all waste types, to ensure that DOE`s Complex-Wide Waste Reduction Goals are achieved by December 31, 1999.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
663539
Report Number(s):
DOE/EM-0365
ON: DE98006498; NC: NONE; TRN: 99:000855
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Sep 1998
Research Org:
Dept. of Energy, Albuquerque Operations Office, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Environmental Restoration and Waste Management, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
05 NUCLEAR FUELS; PROGRESS REPORT; US DOE; WASTE MANAGEMENT; POLLUTION ABATEMENT; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; HAZARDOUS MATERIALS; NUMERICAL DATA