Accession Number : ADA294172

Title :   Estimating the Cold War Mortgage. Volume 1. The 1995 Baseline Environmental Management Report.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA294172

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 194

Abstract : This is the first annual report on the activities and potential costs required to address the waste, contamination, and surplus nuclear facilities that are the responsibility of the Department of Energy's Environmental Management program. The Department's Office of Environmental Management, established in 1989, manages one of the largest environmental programs in the world-with more than 130 sites and facilities in over 30 States and territories. The primary focus of the program is to reduce health and safety risks from radioactive waste and contamination resulting from the production, development, and testing of nuclear weapons. The program also is responsible for the environmental legacy from, and ongoing waste management for, nuclear energy research and development, and basic science research. In an attempt to better oversee this effort, Congress required the Secretary of Energy to submit a Baseline Environmental Management Report with annual updates. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COST ESTIMATES, *WATER POLLUTION, *ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, *SOIL POLLUTION, *WASTE MANAGEMENT, *RADIOACTIVE WASTES, *HAZARDOUS WASTES, *POLLUTION ABATEMENT, MARYLAND, DECONTAMINATION, HEALTH, OHIO, ALASKA, NEW YORK, NUCLEAR EXPLOSION TESTING, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, GROUND WATER, SAFETY, NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS, LIFE CYCLE COSTS, CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, WASTE DISPOSAL, STORAGE, KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, CONNECTICUT, SOUTH CAROLINA, RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION, WASTE TREATMENT, TEXAS, IOWA, NEW JERSEY, FLORIDA, COLORADO, HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, MASSACHUSETTS, PENNSYLVANIA, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL, UTAH, MICHIGAN, WASTES(INDUSTRIAL), ILLINOIS, NEVADA, MISSOURI, OREGON, NORTH DAKOTA, IDAHO, MISSISSIPPI, NEBRASKA, WASHINGTON(STATE), WYOMING.

Subject Categories : Solid Wastes Pollution and Control
      Water Pollution and Control
      Radiation Pollution and Control
      Environmental Health and Safety
      Economics and Cost Analysis

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