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Audit Report: IG-0573

November 5, 2002 

Remote Treatment Facility

The Department of Energy stores about 676 cubic meters of highly radioactive solid waste at the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) reservation. The Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology's Argonne National Laboratory West (Argonne West), located on the reservation, generated about half of this waste and is responsible for its disposal. Argonne West also continues to generate highly radioactive waste as part of its ongoing operations. The remainder of the waste on the reservation is the responsibility of the Office of Environmental Management and consists of material generated as a result of INEEL's historic mission to build and test nuclear reactors as well as waste transferred to INEEL from other sites for interim storage.