Inspection of Emergency Management at the Savannah River Site
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Independent Oversight within the Office of Health, Safety and Security (HSS), inspected the emergency management program at the DOE Savannah River Site (SRS) in August and September 2009. The inspection was performed by the Office of Independent Oversight’s Office of Emergency Management Oversight to support site management in the execution of the SRS mission. This report discusses the results of the review of the SRS emergency management program.
Overall, SRS has implemented a mature, comprehensive, and well-documented emergency management program whose programmatic elements and site emergency response are well-governed by the site emergency plan and complemented by a thorough set of implementing procedures. Although a few weaknesses warrant management attention, the SRS emergency management program is consistent with DOE expectations and is capable of protecting scene responders, site workers, and the public from the range of analyzed events.
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 DOE-SR and SRNS management of the emergency management program. Appendix A provides supplemental information, including team composition. Appendices B through E detail the results of the reviews of individual emergency management program elements.