1980-01-15 – MDNR – Concerns related to West Lake Landfill

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Mr. W. T. Crow
Office of Nuclear Materials
Safety and Safeguards
Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washingtoii, D.C. 20555
Dear Mr. Crow:
This letter will confirm our telephone conversation of January 7,
1980 concerning the Westlake Landfill. I’m attaching to this
a copy of my Decrmber 31 letter to Mr. Earl Harvison, Oakridge,
Tennessee.
I would appreciate your early response to the questions raised
in that letter. I’m also attaclng a copy of the resolution
submitted by the Lity of Bridgeton to us in this matter. If we
can be of assistance to you, please let me know.
Very truly’ yours,
,eJames P. Odendahl
Director
Division of Environmental Quality
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cc: Senator Edwin Dirck
Keii Mille-. Dept. of Health
Solid Waste ,nagement Program
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Joseph P. Teasdale Governor
Fred A. Lafser Director
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James P. Odendahl Director
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December 31, 1979
Mr. Earl Harbison
Departmcnt of Energy
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830
Dear Mr. Harbison:
Please find attached my letter of response to the City of Bridcet.cn
regarding their resolution relative to the disposal of radic..:tiýe
waste materials in the vicinity of the city. Mr. Rick koberts, with
the Department of Natural Resources, Solid Waste Mariagement Program,
is been in telephone comniunication with you during recent months
requesting that your office provide us with the res,:lt, of the
technical study which was conducted to determine the l.)cation ana
levels of radiation emitting from the wa;te disposed of at the
Westlake Land’ill in St. Louis County. This aerial survey of th’e
Westlake Landfill and other areas in the St. Louis Couity was cocducted
at least a year ago. The Department of Natural R_:scurces
would appreciate this information being made available in order that
we can assess the potential public health effects.
If there are reasons why the study cannot be released to the
Department of Natural Resources, I would appreciate teinc, so advisec.
Sincerely,
James P. Odendahl
Director
Division of Environmental Quality
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Joszph P. Teasdale Governor
Fred A. Latser Director
Division-of Environmental QualIty
James P. Odendahl Director
December 28, 1979
IL llonorable E. I’J. (Bill) Abram
Mayor
tv ) City of Bridgeton
11955 Natural Bridge Road
0 Iq Bridgeton, Missouri 63044
cV) “-” Dear Mayor kram:
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0 Senator Edwrn L. Dirck ha, forwarded the City of Bridgzton’s Resolution
0_ R-79-12 relative to dispo:.al of radioactive material to the Department
of Natural Resources for response relative to Missouri’s role in control rr
the disposal of radioactive waste materials.
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D • You are probably aware that the Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission ha.,
< the primary responsibility for controlling the disposal of radioactive < • waste materials. The State of Missouri is not an agreehient state and U his no arrdnrements with ithe Nuclear Regulatory Cormission to enforce th, C re2gulatioe• within the Stdte of Missouri. At the pres2nt time the Solid 0 ý2iste Regulations of the Department of Ndtural Resources prohibit the 2 acceptance of radioactive v..a=-te materials at permitted sanitary landfill,. The:'eforL, the Westlake L.inc-fill in St. Louis County does nut have autno z ization to arcept radioactve waste materials. The Department of Nature _2,ources is interested in %..hat radioactive waste materials maý have be(: di, pcsed of -.t the Westla'e Landfill in the past and has been in corurinni - cat-on with the Departtmen. of Lnergy in Oakridge, Te!nnessee requestinc 3)- tiat they privide us with wiiat informaL ion they liiv c..btained relitt'e Q 2 tie dispoual of the waste at the 4estl (4e Landfi 11. 'r. Earl Harh iscn <• > .with the Leý…tinent of Eneýrgy has assured us he will provide us with a c
‘0 ,of the inves.iaation repo-t ,.s soon as it is availaiii(.
0 It has been indicated triat ,,’ry lo.i lev, 1 radioactive ,.*,,te materiai w-.
involved in :he disposal it the Westlakc Landfill, an( there should he ‘;
rV danijer to th.. citizens of i;ridjetor., lh. ,;ver, th; :)e( artment of Na’.uro 1
-o e’,uurces wa:its to revieq -i .uccnni’aý djt, fro,- tCie ili’partment of z:iV 6C) in/vstigatici, and stuJy b2 “e makinj .1i v recorw-nd~tt ins as to wha..
;nruld be talen.
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Joseph P. Teasdale Governor .Divisiion o? Enviror’m .’al (ucij’y
Fred A. Lafser Director James P. Odenclani Dirzcior
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Mr. James Odendahl, Director
Division of Environmental Quality
P. 0. Box 1368
2010 Missour- Boulevard
Jefferson City, Missouii 65101
Dear Mr. Odendahl:
Attached please find a copy of a letter and rcz3c
lution that I received from Mayor bill Abram of
the City of Bridgeton, St. Louis County. Although
I realize the Nuclear Regulatory ‘Commission has
responsibility for disposal of radioactive waste
materials, I would appreciate your responding to
Mayor Abram and advising with regard to Missouri’s
role, if any, in this area.
Thanks for your help.
Sincerely,
Ewi
Edwin L. [Dirck
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IF A 4 OF
CITI Y OF 1R1I[)G F-TON
Octobor 33, 1979
E.W. (1:111) AIJRAM. Mayor
M.AR T, Ili(. COF-CRAN. Admrimisttstivo Asis~sant
MARY E:.O E LLfRIMANN. City I
honorable E&.Ain L. Dirck
Stite Capitol ‘ld,).
Jefferson Ci:y, Mo. 65101
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(Oear Senato Di rck:
T~he City Co. rcil at its r…t’g of h’tcji)er- 24. H-79, ýass2d tf’e
crlclcsed Reclutien P-79-12, which I (iree with aid ,s of great
cencern to the residents of thre City of 3ridgeton.
fAry help )’:u can give in 1lis matter Wi II be gret ly appreciat,:.d.
Sincerely,
E. B4i( B1lAblra)m ., Mayo
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