Management of the DOE Inventory of Excess Radioactively Contaminated Facilities
The Department of Energy is the custodian of a large number of facilities and sites which were constructed and used under the Manhattan Engineer District (MED), Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), and the Energy Research and Development Administration (ERDA). These sites and facilities were used in the development and evolution of nuclear energy programs for scientific, defense, and domestic purposes. The increase in nuclear program activities in the 1950’s and the subsequent emphasis on domestic electric power generation in the 1960’s contributed a large number of contaminated facilities which subsequently became obsolete and were identified as surplus to programmatic needs prior to the formation of the Department of Energy.
KeywordsArgonne National Laboratory Atomic Energy Commission Nuclear Facility PUERTO RICO Nuclear Waste Management
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