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EIS-0220: Final Environmental Impact Statement

Savannah River Site, Interim Management of Nuclear Materials

The purpose of the actions described in this environmental impact statement (EIS) is for DOE to manage the existing SRS nuclear materials in a safe and environmentally sound manner while supporting national requirements for an inventory at the SRS of usable forms of special isotopes. DOE must consider actions to repackage, relocate, or convert some materials at the SRS to a form appropriate for safe interim storage or future use. The DOE objectives are to (1) eliminate or reduce risks from accidents that could occur during continued storage of the nuclear materials, and (2) convert plutonium-242, americium, curium, and neptunium-237 to usable forms that it can store safely.