Inspection of Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight conducted an inspection of environment, safety, and health and emergency management programs at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) in January and February 2006. The inspection was performed as a joint effort by Independent Oversight’s Office of Environment, Safety and Health Evaluations and Office of Emergency Management Oversight.
This 2006 Independent Oversight inspection found that nearly all of the WSRC weaknesses from the 2004 inspection have been addressed. Actions included implementing a comprehensive hazardous material screening process, strengthening the emergency responder qualification process, and making numerous improvements to the procedures, tools, and training provided to consequence assessment staff.
Section 2 of this report provides an overall discussion of the results of the review of the SRS emergency management program elements that were evaluated. Section 3 provides Independent Oversight’s conclusions regarding the overall effectiveness of SR and WSRC management of the emergency management program. Section 4 presents the ratings assigned as a result of this inspection. Appendix A provides supplemental information, including team composition. Appendix B identifies the findings that require corrective action and follow-up. Appendices C through E detail the results of the reviews of individual emergency management program elements.