Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation - DOE Oversight Division. Status Report to the Public - December 1999 Page: 42 of 72
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Progress continues toward decontamination and decommissioning of the large
K-29, K-31 and K-33 buildings at ETTP. Because of its magnitude, this
CERCLA removal action will continue for the next three to four years.
Other Active Projects
In addition to ongoing cleanup, CERCLA decision documents have been com-
pleted on the following projects. The Division anticipates that active cleanup will
begin on these projects in fiscal year 2000.
/ ETTP G-Pit Excavation - This action involves the removal of a waste burial
pit that is actively contributing to ground-water contamination.
/ ORNL Surface Impoundment's Excavation - This action involves the com-
plete removal of contaminated sludge from four unlined waste impoundments at
/ ORNL Core Hole 8 Source Removal of Contaminated Soil - This action
involves the removal of soils and a leaking tank contaminated with radionuclides
at ORNL. This will eliminate a major source of ground water and surface water
/ Y-12 East End Plume Capture and Treatment - This action will remove con-
taminated ground water by pump- and- treat methodology at Y-12. It is anticipat-
The TOA provides an
independent mechanism to
protect the health, safety
and environment of
ed that this action will eliminate or greatly reduce the
contribution to the off-site Union Valley contaminated
The Division and other parties to the Federal
Facilities Agreement (FFA) worked in fiscal 1999 to
resolve several difficult issues that have an overriding
effect on future cleanup at Oak Ridge. There was much
discussion and planning involving the parties as well as
the stakeholder public. The following will provide an
overview of these issues, their status, and potential programmatic impacts.
Funding and CERCLA Obligations
It became evident early in the year that DOE ORO was experiencing funding
shortfalls within the Environmental Management budget. Because of these short-
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