A Strategic Vision for Department of Energy Environmental Quality Research and Development
National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Radioactive Waste Management, Committee on Building a Long-Term Environmental Quality Research and Development Program in the Department of Energy
National Academies Press, Oct 1, 2001 - Science - 182 pages
The National Academies' National Research Council undertook this study in response to a request from the Under Secretary of Energy to provide strategic advice on how the Department of Energy could improve its Environmental Quality R&D portfolio. The committee recommends that DOE develop strategic goals and objectives for its EQ business line that explicitly incorporate a more comprehensive, long-term view of its EQ responsibilities. For example, these goals and objectives should emphasize long-term stewardship and the importance of limiting contamination and materials management problems, including the generation of wastes and contaminated media, in ongoing and future DOE operations.