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Significant Environmental Aspects

ORNL conference center overlooking the pond
Environmental aspects are elements of an organization’s activities, products, or services that can interact with the environment. Environmental aspects associated with UT-Battelle activities, products, and services have been identified at both the project and activity level. Activities that are relative to any of these aspects are carefully controlled to minimize or eliminate impacts to the environment. The following aspects have been identified as potentially having significant environmental impacts:
  • Hazardous waste 
  • Radioactive waste 
  • Mixed waste 
  • Permitted air emissions
  • Regulated liquid discharges
  • Storage, use, and transportation of chemicals 
  • Storage, use, and transportation of radioactive materials
  • Nonrenewable energy use/intensity (electricity)
  • Greenhouse gas emissions