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EIS-0062: Final Environmental Impact Statement

Waste Management Operations Double-Shell Tanks for Defense High-Level Radioactive Waste Storage Savannah River Plant, Aiken, South Carolina

This final environmental impact statement (EIS) has been prepared in compliance with the September 29, 1979, order of the Federal District Court for the District of Columbia (Natural Resources Defense Council, et al., V. Administrator ERDA/DOE, et al. (D.D.c. Civ. No. 76-1691). The statement analyzes the impacts of the various design alternatives for the construction of fourteen 1.3 million gallon high-activity radioactive waste tanks. The EIS evaluates the effects of these alternative designs on tank durability, on the ease of waste retrieval from such tanks, and the choice of technology and timing for long-term storage or disposal of the wastes.