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EIS-0288: Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

Production of Tritium in a Commercial Light Water Reactor

The Department of Energy (DOE) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the production of tritium using one or more commercial light water reactors (CLWR). Under the CLWR Program, tritium production could occur in one of two manners: (1) purchase of CLWR irradiation services; or (2) purchase of a CLWR. Prior to preparation of the CLWR EIS, DOE initiated a procurement process to evaluate the feasibility of various CLWR alternatives, and the alternatives described in this notice have been derived from that procurement process. The CLWR EIS will evaluate the environmental impacts associated with tritium production for all reasonable alternatives identified through the procurement process.