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CX-002946: Categorical Exclusion Determination

Gamma Radiation Detection System (GaRDS) Vehicle X-Ray System Procurement, Installation and Operations
CX(s) Applied: B2.2
Date: 07/07/2010
Location(s): Idaho
Office(s): Idaho Operations Office, Nuclear Energy

This effort will be to procure, install, and operate a Gamma Radiation Detection System (GaRDS) capable of providing x-ray images of incoming vehicles and delivery trucks. The scanner will be equipped with a 1 curie Cobalt-60 gamma source and will be installed in building MFC (Materials and Fuels Complex)-736. This security building is located on Taylor Boulevard approximately one mile south of the MFC and already houses a Vehicle Explosives Detection System equipped with two 50 microgram Californium-252 sources. The purpose of the proposed detection system is to enhance the security capability for MFC facilities, research programs, and personnel.