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Title: Environmental Assessment of Ground Water Compliance at the Gunnison, Colorado, UMTRA Project Site

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is in the process of selecting a ground water compliance strategy for the Gunnison, Colorado, Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project site. This Environmental Assessment (EA) discusses two alternatives and the effects associated with each. The two alternatives are (1) natural flushing coupled with institutional controls and continued monitoring and (2) no action. The compliance strategy must meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ground water standards defined in Title 40 ''Code of Federal Regulations'' Part 192, Subpart B, in areas where ground water beneath and around the site is contaminated as a result of past milling operations. It has been determined that contamination in the ground water at the Gunnison site consists of soluble residual radioactive material (RRM) as defined in the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA).
Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
823555
Report Number(s):
DOE/EA-1399
TRN: US0404796
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 13 Aug 2002
Research Org:
U.S. Department of Energy, Grand Junction Project Office (US)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of NEPA Policy and Assistance (EH-42) (US)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
11 NUCLEAR FUEL CYCLE AND FUEL MATERIALS; COMPLIANCE; CONTAMINATION; FEED MATERIALS PLANTS; GROUND WATER; MILLING; MONITORING; RADIATIONS; RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS; REGULATIONS; REMEDIAL ACTION; TAILINGS; US EPA EA; GROUNDWATER COMPLIANCE; GUNNISON; CO; UMTRA; URANIUM