The public comment period for the 216-U-12 Crib, coinciding with the 200-UW-1 Proposed Plan, has been postponed one week. The new start date for comment will be May 16.
A public meeting will be held Thursday, June 2, 6:30 p.m. at the Richland Public Library.
Advanced Notice of Public Comment
This is a message from the Washington State Department of Ecology
The Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) announces a public comment on the 216-U-12 Crib, permit modification to be included into the Hanford Site Wide Permit. The public comment period is scheduled for May 16 through June 30, 2005. Public notice for the 216-U-12 Crib will coincide with the 200-UW-1 Proposed Plan comment period.
The 216-U-12 crib is a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Treatment Storage and Disposal unit It is being closed in coordination with the 200-UW-1 Operable Unit (OU).
The 216U12 Crib was used to dispose of condensation generated during UO3 (uraniumoxide) processing. It was built in 1960 and was operational until 1988, when the pipeline was cut and capped. The 200-UW-1 OU is a Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA or Superfund) operable unit which contains 33 waste sites located within the U Plant geographical area. The 216-U-12 crib has a disposal history that is similar to several of the 200-UW-1 OU waste sites, and is located within the 200-UW-1 OU.
The permit modification will include a history of the unit, waste characteristics, groundwater monitoring, a sampling and analysis plan, training plan, landfill closure requirements, etc.
For more information about this upcoming public comment period, please contact Ginger Wireman
Environmental Education and Outreach Specialist
Ecology, Nuclear Waste Program
3100 Port of Benton Blvd.
Richland, WA 99352
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