announces the availability of a
document relating to the
investigation of the Brookhaven National Laboratory
Inactive Hazardous Waste Site, Operable Unit V
for public review
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability of a document
relating to the environmental restoration activities at Brookhaven National
Laboratory (BNL). The Baseline Human Health Risk Assessment: Operable
Unit V, Peconic River is available for review at the libraries listed below.
This document is a supplement to the Risk Assessment performed as part of the
1998 Operable Unit V Remedial Investigation Report.
In compliance with Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 requirements, this document evaluates the potential human health risks to people who may now, or at some time in the future, be exposed to various contaminants that have been identified in the upstream areas of the Peconic River as a result of past operations at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory.
The public will have opportunity to review and comment on decision documents,
such as the forthcoming proposed remedial action plan; comments about this Risk
Assessment may be submitted at that time. Final decisions about cleanup
will be made under the Interagency Agreement between the U.S. Department of
Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the New York State
Department of Environmental Conservation.
Operable Unit V, Peconic River is being addressed as part of a nationwide
U.S. Department of Energy effort to clean up legacy waste.
Located in Upton, N.Y., BNL is classified as an Inactive Hazardous Waste Site
by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. BNL is on the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List.
The Baseline Human Health Risk Assessment: Operable Unit V, Peconic River
can be found at the following libraries:
Longwood Public Library
800 Middle Country Rd
Middle Island, NY
Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Public Library
301 William Floyd Parkway
BNL Research Library
U.S. EPA, Region II Library
New York, NY
For more information, contact:
Brookhaven National Laboratory
U.S. Department of Energy