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EA-1269: Final Environmental Assessment

Decontamination and Volume Reduction System for Transuranic Waste at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico

The Proposed Action is to reduce the volume of oversized metallic transuranic (TRU) wastes at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) that would require disposal at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) by using a decontamination and compaction process. The proposed process, called the decontamination and volume reduction system (DVRS), would be implemented within an existing structure at the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) solid radioactive waste storage and disposal area located at Technical Area (TA) 54. The preferred location is Dome 226. Other equivalent locations would be Domes 229, 230, and 231, adjacent to Dome 226, or a pre-engineered structure that would be placed adjacent to Dome 226.