DOE/EIS-0541: Draft Environmental Impact Statement

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Plutonium Pit Production at Savannah River Site; Aiken, South Carolina

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) prepared this draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Plutonium Pit Production at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina (SRS Pit Production EIS) (DOE/EIS-0541). NNSA prepared the draft SRS Pit Production EIS to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of producing a minimum of 50 pits per year at SRS and developing the ability to implement a short-term surge capacity to enable NNSA to meet the requirements of producing pits at a rate of not less than 80 pits per year beginning during 2030 for the nuclear weapons stockpile. The draft SRS Pit Production EIS is an important element of the overall NEPA strategy related to fulfilling national requirements for plutonium pit production. DOE announced this NEPA strategy on June 10, 2019 (84 FR 26849).

For more information, see Plutonium Pit Production at Savannah River Site.