FFTF Decommission EIS aka TC&WM EIS


The FFTF Decommission EIS took public scoping comments until October 8, 2004. Then this EIS was was rolled into the Tank Closure and Waste Management TC&WM EIS being performed by SAIC for DOE Richland Office. The Draft TC&WM EIS was published on November 4, 2009. DOE proposes to determine the final end state for the FFTF…

Public Comments are open through March 19, 2010. TC&WMEIS@saic.com or fax 888-785-2865 & contact your Senators and Representatives… and you are welcome to comment here, just click below where it says comment.

In the Draft EIS DOE select will select from three options for the FFTF:

  1. No Action: FFTF is currently in Surveillance and Maintenance, or cold standby, the major feature being that sodium systems are maintained under inert covergas. The decision is 100 years of administrative controls total cost of $495 million.

  2. Entombment: Would remove and dispose of a minimum amount of radioactive materials and entomb the rest. ~$260 million cost.

  3. Removal: Would remove nearly all radioactive materials, including the reactor vessel, internal piping and equipment and attached depleted-uranium shield, and dispose of these materials onsite in an Integrated Disposal Facility. ~$270 million cost.

Other alternatives not evaluated:

  1. Restart: DOE decided to shut down and deactivate FFTF (DOE 1995a,, 2000a).

  2. Greenfield: A study in 2000 estimated decommission to Greenfield would cost $2 Billion. The Removal Option 3 is DOE response to Greenfield requests.

Further note:

In a 2007 study funded by for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP), … the fully licensed FFTF could be restarted.

FFTF was considered in the Consolidation EIS, and GNEP EIS has been cancelled.


In a 2007 study funded by for Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP), … the fully licensed FFTF could be restarted.

Thank you for your consideration.


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6 comments to FFTF Decommission EIS aka TC&WM EIS


    ==World War III could start over an issue of nuclear energy produced by Iran
    ==The USA has “pulled in its horns” as to any kind of leadershiip in nuclear energy; even in the face of the global warming issue and the dire need for oil independence
    ==Actions related to the nuclear field must therefore be accomplished thru foreign interests/countries

    1)Direct and immediate actions must come about thru cooperation with other nations who lead in the nuclear power and technology fields.
    2) Longer term national interests must be refocused to give priority to the nuclear power.


    My personal list might contain the following–

    **Grab unto possessing a high neutron energy test reactor.
    Such will at least put the USA in a forefront position of obtaining the technology necessary to a)restrict Carbon generation in the atmosphere to support global warming; and b) have much of the basic technology data for advanced and safe nuclear power generation [large and small units].

    We have such a unit less than a billion dollars away that can be on the line in roughly two years–the FFTF.

    **Emphasize small nuclear power units to support 3rd world nations, isolated sites for public power, remote plants and processes. Work has started in conjunction with a Japanese manufacturer according to the rules and regulations of the USA.

    **Continue development on selected so called green power producers as a SUPPLEMENT to larger power production elements such as water, coal, nuclear, solar, wind, etc.


    Iniial action is needed this week before Congress readjourns. Why?? Medical isotopes for enhancement of our national health bases: Pending negotiations on reducing the carbon footprint: Preliminary negotiations on the Cap & Trade bill: support strength in negotiations with Iran. There are others less imminent.
    rej 12-30-09 206-933-5755

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