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Environmental impact statement for the U.S. surplus plutonium disposition program

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The U.S. Department of Energy released Draft Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (PDF file). In this document "DOE considers four action alternatives for the disposition of 13.1 metric tons of surplus plutonium and four options for pit disassembly and conversion of 34.6 metric tons. These alternatives involve DOE facilities at LANL, SRS, and WIPP. DOE also analyzes the potential environmental impacts of using MOX fuel in TVA's Browns Ferry and Sequoyah Nuclear Plants, as well as in one or more generic reactors" (p. S-16).

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The U.S. Department of Energy released Final Surplus Plutonium Disposition Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (PDF file). Draft EIP was issued in 2012. In this document DOE "describes the environmental impacts of alternatives for disposition o... Read More

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