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EIS-0245: Record of Decision

Management of Spent Nuclear Fuel from the K Basins at the Hanford Site, Richland, Washington

DOE issued a ROD for its selection of the preferred alternative identified in the Final EIS - drying/passivation (conditioning) with dry vault storage (in a new facility to be built at Hanford) for up to 40 years pending decisions on ultimate disposition.  DOE added two modifications to the preferred alternative: options regarding the management and disposition of sludge and the timing of placement of SNF into transportation casks to reduce radiation exposure to workers. 

For more information, see the project page at: http://www.energy.gov/node/300259