Disposition of Additional Waste at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant
DOE must continue to manage (i.e., treat, store, and dispose) and control its wastes safely, efficiently, and cost effectively in compliance with applicable federal and state laws while protecting public health and the environment. The wastes considered in the assessment are limited to DOE’s ongoing and legacy non-CERCLA waste management operations at the Paducah Site. These wastes include LLW, MLLW, and TRU waste, as well as materials stored in DOE Material Storage Area (DMSAs). Also included is storage of USEC program wastes, which are characterized as one or more of these waste types. Wastes not covered in this EA are those associated with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) activities, including decontamination and decommissioning activities, and disposition of wastes associated with USEC operational activities. The cumulative impacts section of the EA does take these wastes into consideration.