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EIS-0309: Notice of Intent to Prepare a Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement

Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant

Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), DOE announces its intent to prepare a Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement (SWEIS) for the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant (Y-12), DOE’s primary site for enriched uranium operations and storage related to the nation’s nuclear weapons program. The alternatives to be analyzed in the SWEIS include: an extensive upgrade/ retrofit of existing processes and facilities; construction of new facilities to replace existing processes and facilities; a combination of upgrades of existing processes and facilities and new construction; and the No Action alternative. The No Action alternative is to continue current facility operations throughout Y-12 in support of assigned missions.