Published: October 1999
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces the availability of a document titled the Record of Decision: Operable Unit I and Radiologically Contaminated Soils. The document is available at the libraries listed below.
The Record of Decision (ROD) presents the selected remedial actions for contaminated soils and sediments found in several areas of the Brookhaven National Laboratory site in Upton, New York. It also documents the final remedy for removal actions that either have been completed or are ongoing. These remedial actions have been jointly agreed to by DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The ROD also contains a Responsiveness Summary, which documents public comments on the proposed remedial actions and DOE responses to those comments. The Operable Unit I ROD does not address the Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor, which is now a separate project.
The major components of the selected remedies include the following.
In addition, several removal actions are being selected as final remedies.
The next step in the soil cleanup is the detailed planning and design of the remedy, including the exact locations and volumes of soils to be removed and excavation procedures. The soil cleanup will then proceed according to the design.
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.
For more information, contact:
U.S. Department of Energy
Brookhaven National Laboratory
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
N.Y. State Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Copies of the Record of Decision: Operable Unit I and Radiologically Contaminated Soils are available for review at:
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