Comments NOW DUE June 2nd: Plutonium Pit Production at Savannah River Site

NNSA Extends by 15 Days Comment Period on Draft EIS on Proposed Savannah River Site Plutonium Bomb Plant Extended from May 18 to About June 2

The DOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) is preparing an EIS that evaluates the potential environmental impacts of alternatives for plutonium pit production at the Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina.

Send your comments on the Plutonium Pit Production at Savannah River Site Draft EIS by May 18, 2020 June 2, 2020

The 2018 Nuclear Posture Review announced that the United States will pursue initiatives to ensure the necessary capability, capacity, and responsiveness of the nuclear weapons infrastructure and the needed skill of the workforce, including providing the enduring capability and capacity to produce no fewer than 80 plutonium pits per year by 2030. NNSA is proposing to repurpose the Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility (MFFF) at SRS to produce plutonium pits while also maximizing pit production activities at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico.

Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement for Plutonium Pit Production at the Savannah River Site in South Carolina and Announcement of Public Hearing

Public Comment Opportunities

Please send your comments on the Plutonium Pit Production at Savannah River Site Draft EIS by May 18, 2020 and reference the Plutonium Pit Production at Savannah River Site. There are several ways to comment:


Ms. Jennifer Nelson, NEPA Compliance Officer

National Nuclear Security Administration, Savannah River Field Office

P.O. Box A

Aiken, SC 29802


Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, please be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available. If you wish for NNSA to withhold your name and/or other personally identifiable information, please state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. You may also submit comments anonymously.

In light of recent public health concerns, NNSA will be hosting an internet- and phone-based, virtual public hearing in place of an in-person meeting. Notice of the date and time, and information related to the virtual public hearing including internet and telephone access details and instructions on how to participate, will be posted on this website: and announced in local media outlets. NNSA will hold the hearing no earlier than 15 days from the posting of the notice on this website.

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