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EIS-0082: Record of Decision

Defense Waste Processing Facility at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is publishing a Record of Decision for the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF). DOE has prepared and issued a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) (DOE/EIS–0082–S, November 25, 1994) to assess the potential environmental impacts of completing construction and operating the DWPF, a group of associated facilities and structures, to pretreat, immobilize, and store high-level radioactive waste at the Savannah River Site (SRS). On the basis of the analysis of impacts in the Supplemental EIS, monetary costs, and regulatory commitments, DOE has decided to complete construction and startup testing, and begin operation of DWPF.