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EIS-0279: Record of Decision

Savannah River Site Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Final Environmental Impact Statement, Aiken, South Carolina

The Savannah River Site Spent Nuclear Fuel Management Environmental Impact Statement (SRS SNF Management EIS, DOE/EIS–0279, March 2000) considered alternative ways of managing spent nuclear fuel (SNF) at DOE’s Savannah River Site in Aiken, South Carolina. Based on that analysis, DOE has decided to implement the Preferred Alternative identified in the EIS. As part of the Preferred Alternative, DOE will develop and demonstrate the Melt and Dilute technology to manage about 97 percent by volume and 60 percent by mass of the aluminum-based SNF considered in the EIS (48 metric tons of heavy metal (MTHM) aluminum-based SNF).