Department of Energy Programs for Decontamination and Decommissioning
The purpose of this paper is to provide a brief description of the decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) programs of the Department of Energy (DOE). These fall into two basic categories: Management of surplus contaminated DOE-owned sites and facilities, and remedial actions at locations that have been found to be contaminated from some past government sponsored or conducted operation even though they had been cleared for unrestricted use. Two other papers are included in this symposium which provide details of these programs. One is the paper, “Management of the DOE Inventory of Excess Radioactively Contaminated Facilities,” by Dr. A. F. Kluk of DOE and the other is my paper titled “ECT Remedial Action Programs,” which are both in session IVB on D&D of Fuel Cycle and Research Facilities.
KeywordsWaste Management Atomic Energy Commission Remedial Action Radioactive Contamination Site Office
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