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Independent Oversight Review, Savannah River Field Office Tritium Facilities – November 2013

November 13, 2013

Review of Savannah River Field Office Tritium Facilities Radiological Controls Activity-Level Implementation

This report documents the results of an independent oversight review of the radiological protection program at the Savannah River Site (SRS) tritium facilities implemented at the activity-level by Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC and its subcontractors.  The review was performed by the Office of Health, Safety and Security’s Office of Safety and Emergency Management Evaluations within the broader context of an ongoing program of targeted assessments of radiological control programs, with an emphasis on the implementation of radiological work planning and control across U.S. Department of Energy sites that have hazard category 1, 2, and 3 facilities.  The review was performed at the Savannah River Site from June 24 to July 12, 2013.  The purpose of this set of facility-specific Independent Oversight targeted reviews is to evaluate the flow down of occupational radiation protection requirements, as expressed in Radiological Protection Programs, to work planning, control, and execution processes, such as radiological work authorizations, including radiological work permits and other technical work documents.