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EA-1599: Draft Environmental Assessment

Disposition of Radioactively Contaminated Nickel Located at the East Tennessee Technology Park, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant, Paducah, Kentucky

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE or the Department) proposes the disposition (that is, sale, transfer, grant, or disposal) of approximately 15,300 tons (13,800 metric tons) of nickel metal scrap DOE has recovered from equipment it used in the uranium enrichment processes at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PGDP), in Paducah, Kentucky, and the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where DOE currently stores the nickel.