June 10, 2005
Mr. Mark B. Whitaker Jr.
Departmental Representative to the DNFSB, S-3.1
U. S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Forrestal Building, Room 6H-025
Washington, DC 20585-1000
Dear Mr. Whitaker:
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) is pleased to enclose a copy of our Second Annual Report to Congress on Plutonium Storage at the Department of Energy’s Savannah River Site. Congress mandated the Board to write this report in Section 3183 of the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003. Public Law 107-314.
The annual report addresses actions taken by the Secretary of Energy in response to the proposals included in the Board’s initial report to Congress on this topic, issued December 1, 2003. The initial report dealt with the adequacy of the K-Area Materials Storage (KAMS) facility and related support facilities such as Building 235-F at the Savannah River Site, Aiken, South Carolina, for the storage of defense plutonium materials.
A. J. Eggenberger