Characterization and remediation of soil prior to construction of an on-site disposal facility at Fernald

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During the production years at the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC), the soil of the site and the surrounding areas was surficially impacted by airborne contamination. The volume of impacted soil is estimated at 2.2 million cubic yards. During site remediation, this contamination will be excavated, characterized, and disposed of. In 1986 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement (FFCA) covering environmental impacts associated with the FMPC. A site wide Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) was initiated pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended ... continued below

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Hunt, A.; Jones, G.; Janke, R. & Nelson, K. March 1, 1998.

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  • Hunt, A.
  • Jones, G. Fluor Daniel Fernald, Inc., Cincinnati, OH (United States). Fernald Environmental Management Project
  • Janke, R. Dept. of Energy (United States)
  • Nelson, K. Jacobs Engineering (United States)

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During the production years at the Feed Materials Production Center (FMPC), the soil of the site and the surrounding areas was surficially impacted by airborne contamination. The volume of impacted soil is estimated at 2.2 million cubic yards. During site remediation, this contamination will be excavated, characterized, and disposed of. In 1986 the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) entered into a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement (FFCA) covering environmental impacts associated with the FMPC. A site wide Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) was initiated pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended by the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (CERCLA). The DOE has completed the RI/FS process and has received approval of the final Records of Decision. The name of the facility was changed to the Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) to emphasize the change in mission to environmental restoration. Remedial actions which address similar scopes of work or types of contaminated media have been grouped into remedial projects for the purpose of managing the remediation of the FEMP. The Soil Characterization and Excavation Project (SCEP) will address the remediation of FEMP soils, certain waste units, at- and below-grade material, and will certify attainment of the final remedial limits (FRLs) for the FEMP. The FEMP will be using an on-site facility for low level radioactive waste disposal. The facility will be an above-ground engineered structure constructed of geological material. The area designated for construction of the base of the on-site disposal facility (OSDF) is referred to as the footprint. Contaminated soil within the footprint must be identified and remediated. Excavation of Phase 1, the first of seven remediation areas, is complete.

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INIS; OSTI as DE98004226

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  • Waste Management `97, Tucson, AZ (United States), 2-7 Mar 1997

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  • Other: DE98004226
  • Report No.: FEMP--2528
  • Report No.: CONF-970335--
  • Grant Number: AC24-92OR21972
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 650216
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc703716

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Hunt, A.; Jones, G.; Janke, R. & Nelson, K. Characterization and remediation of soil prior to construction of an on-site disposal facility at Fernald, article, March 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc703716/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.