Reactor operation environmental information document
The Savannah River Site (SRS) produces nuclear materials, primarily plutonium and tritium, to meet the requirements of the Department of Defense. These products have been formed in nuclear reactors that were built during 1950--1955 at the SRS. K, L, and P reactors are three of five reactors that have been used in the past to produce the nuclear materials. All three of these reactors discontinued operation in 1988. Currently, intense efforts are being extended to prepare these three reactors for restart in a manner that protects human health and the environment. To document that restarting the reactors will have minimal impacts to human health and the environment, a three-volume Reactor Operations Environmental Impact Document has been prepared. The document focuses on the impacts of restarting the K, L, and P reactors on both the SRS and surrounding areas. This volume discusses the geology, seismology, and subsurface hydrology. 195 refs., 101 figs., 16 tabs.
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- Technical Report
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- Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC (USA)
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- United States
- 22 GENERAL STUDIES OF NUCLEAR REACTORS; 21 SPECIFIC NUCLEAR REACTORS AND ASSOCIATED PLANTS; PLUTONIUM PRODUCTION REACTORS; DESIGN; SAVANNAH RIVER PLANT; REACTOR START-UP; SITE CHARACTERIZATION; TRITIUM PRODUCTION REACTORS; COMPILED DATA; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; GEOLOGIC FAULTS; GEOLOGY; GROUND WATER; HEALTH HAZARDS; HYDROLOGY; RADIOACTIVE WASTES; REACTOR OPERATION; SEISMOLOGY; SUBSURFACE ENVIRONMENTS; DATA; GEOLOGIC FRACTURES; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; HAZARDS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INFORMATION; IRRADIATION REACTORS; MATERIALS; NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; NUMERICAL DATA; OPERATION; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PRODUCTION REACTORS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; REACTORS; START-UP; US AEC; US DOE; US ERDA; US ORGANIZATIONS; WASTES; WATER 220500* -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Environmental Aspects; 220900 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Reactor Safety; 220700 -- Nuclear Reactor Technology-- Plutonium & Isotope Production Reactors
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