Interagency Agreement Negotiated
Negotiations among the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy, and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation on the Interagency Agreement (IAG) to ensure compliance with the Superfund law (CERCLA) were completed and BNL moved forward with the cleanup.
Under the IAG, 24 Areas of Concern were grouped into 7 Operable Units. The Operable Units were designated to delineate significant known or potential source areas of contamination. Ultimately, Remedial Investigations, a Feasibility Study, a preferred remedy was identified, and a Record of Decision would be prepared for each Operable Unit.
The IAG agreement would finally be signed by all parties on February 28, 1992.