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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently deciding the direction of its environmental restoration and waste management programs at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL) for the next 10 years. Pertinent to this decision is establishing policies for the environmentally sensitive and safe transport, storage, and management of spent nuclear fuels (SNF). To develop these policies, it is necessary to revisit or examine the available options. As a part of the DOE complex, the Hanford Site not only has a large portion of the nationwide DOE-owned inventory of SNF, but also is a participant in the DOE decision for management and ultimate disposition of SNF. Efforts in this process at Hanford include assessment of several options for stabilizing, transporting, and storing all or portions of DOE-owned SNF at the Hanford Site. Such storage and management of SNF will be in a safe and suitable manner until a final decision is made for ultimate disposition of SNF. The Hanford Site will be affected by the alternative chosen.


United States Department of Energy Environmental Impact Statement. Sudocs call# E 1.20:0203-F/V.1/APP.A .