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EA-1538: Finding of No Significant Impact

Safeguards and Security Upgrades for Storage of Plutonium Materials at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina

The Department of Energy prepared an environmental assessment (EA) (DOE/EA-1538) in 2005 to evaluate the potential environmental impacts associated with the implementation of proposed and alternative actions to enhance the safe and secure storage of plutonium-bearing materials at the Savannah River Site (SRS) to meet the enhanced terrorist threat that has existed since the events of September 11, 2001. Based on the analyses in the EA, DOE determined that the proposed action was not a major Federal action significantly affecting the quality of the human environment within the meaning of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI).