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EIS-0220: Final Environmental Impact Statement

Savannah River Site, Interim Management of Nuclear Materials

The purpose of the actions described in this EIS is for DOE to manage the existing SRS nuclear materials in a safe and environmentally sound manner while supporting national requirements for an inventory of special isotopes. DOE must consider actions to repackage, relocate, or convert some materials at SRS to a form appropriate for safe interim storage or future use. While DOE expects some reductions in environmental impacts from normal operations if it takes such actions, its primary objectives are to (1) eliminate or reduce risks from accidents that could occur during continued storage of the nuclear materials, and (2) convert nuclear materials to forms that it can store safely.