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Title: Environmental assessment of remedial action at the inactive uraniferous lignite processing sites at Belfield and Bowman, North Dakota. [UMTRA Project]

Abstract

The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (UMTRCA), to clean up the Belfield and Bowman, North Dakota, uraniferous lignite processing sites to reduce the potential health impacts associated with the residual radioactive materials remaining at these sites. Remedial action at these sites must be performed in accordance with the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) standards promulgated for the remedial action and with the concurrence of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the state of North Dakota. The inactive Belfield uraniferous lignite processing site is one mile southeast of Belfield, North Dakota. The inactive Bowman uraniferous lignite processing site at the former town of Griffin, is seven miles northwest of Bowman, North Dakota and 65 road miles south of Belfield. Lignite ash from the processing operations has contaminated the soils over the entire 10.7-acre designated Belfield site and the entire 12.1-acre designated Bowman site. Dispersion of the ash has contaminated an additional 20.6 acres surrounding the Belfield processing site and an additional 59.2 acres surrounding the Bowman processing site. The proposed remedial action is to relocate the contaminated materials at the Belfield processing site to the Bowman processing/disposal site for codisposal with the Bowman contaminated soils. The environmentalmore » impacts assessed in this EA were evaluated for the proposed remedial action and the no action alternative and demonstrate that the proposed action would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and would be performed in compliance with applicable environmental laws. The no action alternative would not be consistent with the intent of Public Law 95-604 and would not comply with the EPA standards. 48 refs., 10 figs., 7 tabs.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Weston (Roy F.), Inc., Washington, DC (USA)
Sponsoring Org.:
DOE/NE
OSTI Identifier:
6302456
Report Number(s):
DOE/EA-0346
ON: DE91005808; TRN: 91-004388
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; ABANDONED SITES; REMEDIAL ACTION; DAUGHTER PRODUCTS; HEALTH HAZARDS; RADON 222; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; SOILS; CONTAMINATION; ASHES; GROUND COVER; LIGNITE; NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT; NORTH DAKOTA; ORE PROCESSING; PROGRESS REPORT; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; RADIOACTIVE WASTE FACILITIES; REMOVAL; ALPHA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BROWN COAL; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; COAL; DAYS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; EVEN-EVEN NUCLEI; FEDERAL REGION VIII; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HAZARDS; HEAVY NUCLEI; ISOTOPES; LAWS; MATERIALS; NORTH AMERICA; NUCLEAR FACILITIES; NUCLEI; PROCESSING; RADIOISOTOPES; RADON ISOTOPES; RESIDUES; USA; 054000* - Nuclear Fuels- Health & Safety; 540230 - Environment, Terrestrial- Radioactive Materials Monitoring & Transport- (1990-); 560161 - Radionuclide Effects, Kinetics, & Toxicology- Man

Citation Formats

Beranich, S, Berger, N, Bierley, D, Bond, T M, Burt, C, Caldwell, J A, Dery, V A, Dutcher, A, Glover, W A, Heydenburg, R J, Larson, N B, Lindsey, G, Longley, J M, Millard, J B, Miller, M, Peel, R C, Persson-Reeves, C H, Titus, F B, and Wagner, L. Environmental assessment of remedial action at the inactive uraniferous lignite processing sites at Belfield and Bowman, North Dakota. [UMTRA Project]. United States: N. p., 1989. Web. doi:10.2172/6302456.
Beranich, S, Berger, N, Bierley, D, Bond, T M, Burt, C, Caldwell, J A, Dery, V A, Dutcher, A, Glover, W A, Heydenburg, R J, Larson, N B, Lindsey, G, Longley, J M, Millard, J B, Miller, M, Peel, R C, Persson-Reeves, C H, Titus, F B, & Wagner, L. Environmental assessment of remedial action at the inactive uraniferous lignite processing sites at Belfield and Bowman, North Dakota. [UMTRA Project]. United States. doi:10.2172/6302456.
Beranich, S, Berger, N, Bierley, D, Bond, T M, Burt, C, Caldwell, J A, Dery, V A, Dutcher, A, Glover, W A, Heydenburg, R J, Larson, N B, Lindsey, G, Longley, J M, Millard, J B, Miller, M, Peel, R C, Persson-Reeves, C H, Titus, F B, and Wagner, L. Fri . "Environmental assessment of remedial action at the inactive uraniferous lignite processing sites at Belfield and Bowman, North Dakota. [UMTRA Project]". United States. doi:10.2172/6302456. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6302456.
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title = {Environmental assessment of remedial action at the inactive uraniferous lignite processing sites at Belfield and Bowman, North Dakota. [UMTRA Project]},
author = {Beranich, S and Berger, N and Bierley, D and Bond, T M and Burt, C and Caldwell, J A and Dery, V A and Dutcher, A and Glover, W A and Heydenburg, R J and Larson, N B and Lindsey, G and Longley, J M and Millard, J B and Miller, M and Peel, R C and Persson-Reeves, C H and Titus, F B and Wagner, L},
abstractNote = {The Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978 (UMTRCA), to clean up the Belfield and Bowman, North Dakota, uraniferous lignite processing sites to reduce the potential health impacts associated with the residual radioactive materials remaining at these sites. Remedial action at these sites must be performed in accordance with the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) standards promulgated for the remedial action and with the concurrence of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the state of North Dakota. The inactive Belfield uraniferous lignite processing site is one mile southeast of Belfield, North Dakota. The inactive Bowman uraniferous lignite processing site at the former town of Griffin, is seven miles northwest of Bowman, North Dakota and 65 road miles south of Belfield. Lignite ash from the processing operations has contaminated the soils over the entire 10.7-acre designated Belfield site and the entire 12.1-acre designated Bowman site. Dispersion of the ash has contaminated an additional 20.6 acres surrounding the Belfield processing site and an additional 59.2 acres surrounding the Bowman processing site. The proposed remedial action is to relocate the contaminated materials at the Belfield processing site to the Bowman processing/disposal site for codisposal with the Bowman contaminated soils. The environmental impacts assessed in this EA were evaluated for the proposed remedial action and the no action alternative and demonstrate that the proposed action would not significantly affect the quality of the human environment and would be performed in compliance with applicable environmental laws. The no action alternative would not be consistent with the intent of Public Law 95-604 and would not comply with the EPA standards. 48 refs., 10 figs., 7 tabs.},
doi = {10.2172/6302456},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {9}
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