1988-01-29 – NRC Memorandum – West Lake Landfill Actions

1988-01-29-nrc-memorandum-west-lake-landfill-actions

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MEMORANDUM FOR:
FROM:
SUBJECT:
Hugh L. Thompson, Jr., Director
Office of Nuclear Material Safety
and Safeguards
Richard E. Cunningham, Director
Division of Industrial and
Medical Nuclear Safety, NMSS
WEST LAKE LANDFILL ACTIONS
A Draft Summary Report on
Landfill has been prepared
investigations of the site
Resources information. We
action is called for, but
are necessary to determine
determine who should be re
remedial action.
the uranium ore processing wastes in the West Lake
based on reports from NRC contractor field
NRC records and Missouri Department of Natural
have concluded from this review that remedial
that further technical information and evaluations
how it should be accomplished. We also need to
sponsible for conducting the necessary studies and
As we discussed with you, we are asking GC to determine what legal recourse we
have with the former licensee, the Cotter Corporation, with respect to actions
required at the landfill. Failing any recourse through Cotter, our next step
will be to request EPA to take action under its Superfund program.
Copies of our memorandum to Stuart Treby, GC, and the draft report are enclosed
for your information. We will keep you informed of our progress on this matter.
Original signed By i
Richard E. Cunningham, Director
Division of Industrial and
Material Nuclear Safety, NMSS
Enclosure: As stated
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