Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation - DOE Oversight Division. Status Report to the Public - December 1999 Page: 44 of 72
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Such a fa
acceptable; as a result, the ORR needs an on-site disposal facility that is properly
engineered and constructed. The FFA parties and the public have been working
together to complete the planning and decision-making that will pave the way
for construction and use of such a facility. This process,
cility will need to conducted under CERCLA, was completed late in 1999,
d after resolution of significant administrative issues.
ned in perpetuity, Because of the nature of contaminants to be disposed,
he accompanying such a facility will need to be maintained in perpetuity,
nt for a long-term, with the accompanying requirement for a long-term,
e funding source. reliable funding source. The State approved the Record
of Decision only after receiving assurance from DOE
that the agency will meet the long-term funding need for
this facility without relying entirely on annual appropriations. DOE can now pro-
ceed with construction of the facility for disposal of CERCLA-generated waste.
This action will allow the completion of other RODs that depend on develop-
ment of the disposal facility.
East Tennessee Technology Park (formerly K-25)
ETTP is evolving from a highly restricted federal uranium enrichment facility
to a commercial industrial facility, even though cleanup obligations under
CERCLA have not been completed. This situation has led to conflicts in priority
among the various interests involved. It is the State's belief that DOE brought on
much of this confusion by failing to have a comprehensive plan in place that
addresses all the potential conflicts. The State and EPA have now asked DOE to
develop such a plan. The State anticipates that this plan will identify DOE's
short- and long-term objectives at ETTP. In addition, the strategy outlined in this
plan should identify a sequence of decisions and activities that allow DOE to
comply with CERCLA as well as meeting its other objectives.
Experience has shown that it is very difficult to accurately anticipate future
accomplishments at a federal facility cleanup. Nevertheless, if the administrative
issues noted above can be resolved and if adequate funding is received, fiscal
year 2000 can be a banner year toward cleanup progress on the Oak Ridge
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