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EA-1308: Final Environmental Assessment

Offsite Transportation of Certain Low-Level and Mixed Radioactive Waste from the Savannah River Site for Treatment and Disposal at Commercial and Government Facilities

The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE) prepared this environmental assessment (EA) to analyze the potential environmental impacts of the proposed offsite transportation of certain low-level radioactive waste (LLW) and mixed (i.e., hazardous and radioactive) low-level radioactive waste (MLLW) from the Savannah River Site (SRS), located near Aiken, South Carolina (Figure 1-1). DOE needs to take action because treatment and disposal capabilities for these wastes do not exist at the site and/or it is more beneficial to DOE to dispose of the waste at another location. DOE proposes to transport five forms of LLW or MLLW (Table 1-1) to offsite commercial and Government facilities for treatment and/or final disposal.