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Chief Of Nuclear Safety
The CNS is responsible for ensuring DOE Nuclear Safety Regulations, Standards, Guides, and national/international technical standards are applied.
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Facility D & D
Deactivation and Decommissioning (D&D) is the process of taking an active/excess/abandoned facility to a final disposition end state.
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Nuclear Materials
In fulfilling its mission, EM frequently manages and completes disposition of surplus nuclear materials and spent nuclear fuel.
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Packaging & Transport
Radiological shipments are accomplished safely. Annually, about 400 million hazardous materials shipments occur in the US by rail, air, sea, and land.
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Regulatory Compliance
The Department of Energy is not a regulatory agency; however it does self-regulate its own radioactive waste.
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Soil & Groundwater Remediation
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) manages one of the largest groundwater and soil remediation efforts in the world.
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Tank Waste Processing and Tank Closure
The Department has approximately 88 million gallons of liquid waste stored in underground tanks and approximately 4,000 cubic meters of solid waste.
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Excess Materials and Radioactive Waste Management
As EM fulfills its mission, waste and materials disposition plays a vital role in the cleanup of radioactive waste.
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