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Title: Environmental assessment of remedial action at the Naturita Uranium Processing Site near Naturita, Colorado. Revision 4

Abstract

The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) of 1978, Public Law (PL) 95-604, authorized the US Department of Energy (DOE) to perform remedial action at the Naturita, Colorado, uranium processing site to reduce the potential health effects from the radioactive materials at the site and at vicinity properties associated with the site. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated standards for the UMTRCA that contain measures to control the contaminated materials and to protect groundwater quality. Remedial action at the Naturita site must be performed in accordance with these standards and with the concurrence of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the state of Colorado. The proposed remedial action for the Naturita processing site is relocation of the contaminated materials and debris to either the Dry Flats disposal site, 6 road miles (mi) [10 kilometers (km)] to the southeast, or a licensed non-DOE disposal facility capable of handling RRM. At either disposal site, the contaminated materials would be stabilized and covered with layers of earth and rock. The proposed Dry Flats disposal site is on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and used primarily for livestock grazing. The final disposal site would cover approximately 57more » ac (23 ha), which would be permanently transferred from the BLM to the DOE and restricted from future uses. The remedial action would be conducted by the DOE`s Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project. This report discusses environmental impacts associated with the proposed remedial action.« less

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
10162240
Report Number(s):
DOE/EA-0464-Rev.4
ON: DE94014398; BR: EW2010102/EX2040010; TRN: 94:013096
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-91AL62350
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: May 1994
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; COLORADO; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; ABANDONED SITES; REMEDIAL ACTION; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; SOILS; CONTAMINATION; REMOVAL; CULTURAL RESOURCES; NOISE; LAND USE; 054000; 540250; 053002; HEALTH AND SAFETY; SITE RESOURCE AND USE STUDIES; RADIOACTIVE EFFLUENTS

Citation Formats

. Environmental assessment of remedial action at the Naturita Uranium Processing Site near Naturita, Colorado. Revision 4. United States: N. p., 1994. Web. doi:10.2172/10162240.
. Environmental assessment of remedial action at the Naturita Uranium Processing Site near Naturita, Colorado. Revision 4. United States. doi:10.2172/10162240.
. Sun . "Environmental assessment of remedial action at the Naturita Uranium Processing Site near Naturita, Colorado. Revision 4". United States. doi:10.2172/10162240. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10162240.
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title = {Environmental assessment of remedial action at the Naturita Uranium Processing Site near Naturita, Colorado. Revision 4},
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abstractNote = {The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) of 1978, Public Law (PL) 95-604, authorized the US Department of Energy (DOE) to perform remedial action at the Naturita, Colorado, uranium processing site to reduce the potential health effects from the radioactive materials at the site and at vicinity properties associated with the site. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated standards for the UMTRCA that contain measures to control the contaminated materials and to protect groundwater quality. Remedial action at the Naturita site must be performed in accordance with these standards and with the concurrence of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the state of Colorado. The proposed remedial action for the Naturita processing site is relocation of the contaminated materials and debris to either the Dry Flats disposal site, 6 road miles (mi) [10 kilometers (km)] to the southeast, or a licensed non-DOE disposal facility capable of handling RRM. At either disposal site, the contaminated materials would be stabilized and covered with layers of earth and rock. The proposed Dry Flats disposal site is on land administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and used primarily for livestock grazing. The final disposal site would cover approximately 57 ac (23 ha), which would be permanently transferred from the BLM to the DOE and restricted from future uses. The remedial action would be conducted by the DOE`s Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project. This report discusses environmental impacts associated with the proposed remedial action.},
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year = {1994},
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