Science and Technology Needs for DOE Site Cleanup: Workshop Summary (2007)Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board
Beginning in the 1980s, the United States government began a costly effort to clean up the materials, wastes, and environmental contamination resulting from past nuclear weapons production activities. The Department of Energy's Office of Environmental Management asked the National Research Council to provide technical and strategic advice to support the development and implementation of a technology "roadmap" to guide its technology development programs. The first step of this process was a workshop to bring together the key external groups to discuss current site conditions and science and technology needs and priorities. This workshop report summarizes their discussion, which is intended to inform the next phase of the study. A report from phase two of the study is expected in the fall of 2008.