2014-05-13 – EPA – West Lake Landfill – Testing and sampling other location in Bridgeton besides the BMAC

2014-05-13 - EPA - West Lake Landfill - Testing and sampling other location in Bridgeton besides the BMAC

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Carey, Curtis[ Carey. [email protected]]
Sanders, LaTonya
Tue 5/13/2014 9:30:48 PM
Subject: RE: ACTION: RE: Testing and sampling other location in Bridgeton besides the BMAC?
From: Carey, Curtis
Sent: Tuesday, May 13,2014 9:47AM
To: Tapia, Cecilia; Hammerschmidt, Ron; Gravatt, Dan
Cc: Hayes, Scott; Washburn, Ben; Field, Jeff; Campbell, Todd; Peterson, Mary; Sanders,
LaTonya
Subject: ACTION: RE: Testing and sampling other location in Bridgeton besides the BMAC?
c__jc_Jl_L_jc_J_j_j_j_jc__j EPA has no validated information indicating the need to screen for radiation
outside of the West Lake Landfill site. We are undertaking a screening ofBMAC to allay public
concerns at that heavily used recreation complex. The screening procedures EPA will use there
has been employed at many sites across the country and is supported by research and
documented procedures. Soil sampling will also be performed at BMAC to confirm the
screening results. With regard to screening haul roads, they remain under the purview of the
USACE FUSRAP program [PLEASE CONFIRM THIS IS CORRECT] and have previously
been exhaustively tested for radiation. Regarding a ditch at BMAC where local residents using
donated equipment reported finding “radiation”, even if the information they provided is
accurate the radiation levels are not elevated enough to present any health risk. Reportedly, the
highest concentration of gamma-emitting radionuclides in their soil samples works out to 5.13
pCi/g. For reference, the cleanup standard in the SFS forTh and Ra was set at 5 pCi/g plus
background [DAN, PLEASE TOTAL THESE TWO SO WE HAVE A TOTAL. RIGHT NOW
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FOR THE LAY PERSON IT WOULD LOOK LIKE 5.13 IS ABOVE 5 AND THEREFORE
REQUIRES REMEDIATION].
From: Carey, Curtis
Sent: Monday, May 12,2014 10:50 AM
To: Tapia, Cecilia; Brooks, Karl; Hague, Mark; Hammerschmidt, Ron
Cc: Hayes, Scott; Washburn, Ben; Field, Jeff; Campbell, Todd; Peterson, Mary; Gravatt, Dan
Subject: RE: Testing and sampling other location in Bridgeton besides the BMAC?
c__jc_Jl_L_jc_J_j_j_j_jc__j EPA has no validated information indicating the need to screen for radiation
outside of the West Lake Landfill site. We are undertaking a screening ofBMAC to allay public
concerns at that heavily used recreation complex. The screening procedures EPA will use there
has been employed at many sites across the country and is supported by research and
documented procedures. Soil sampling will also be performed at BMAC to confirm the
screening results. With regard to screening haul roads, they remain under the purview of the
USACE FUSRAP program [PLEASE CONFIRM THIS IS CORRECT] and have previously
been exhaustively tested for radiation. Regarding a ditch at BMAC where local residents using
donated equipment reported finding “radiation”, even if the information they provided is
accurate the radiation levels are elevated enough to present any health risk. Reportedly, the
highest concentration of gamma-emitting radionuclides in their soil samples works out to 5.13
pCi/g. For reference, the cleanup standard in the SFS forTh and Ra was set at 5 pCi/g plus
background [DAN, PLEASE TOTAL THESE TWO SO WE HAVE A TOTAL. RIGHT NOW
FOR THE LAY PERSON IT WOULD LOOK LIKE 5.13 IS ABOVE 5 AND THEREFORE
REQUIRES REMEDIATION].
WLLFOIA4312- 001 – 0058474
From: Tapia, Cecilia
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 2:48PM
To: Carey, Curtis; Brooks, Karl; Hague, Mark
Cc: Hammerschmidt, Ron; Hayes, Scott; Washburn, Ben; Field, Jeff; Campbell, Todd
Subject: RE: Testing and sampling other location in Bridgeton besides the BMAC?
From: Carey, Curtis
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 2:41PM
To: Tapia, Cecilia; Brooks, Karl; Hague, Mark
Cc: Hammerschmidt, Ron; Hayes, Scott; Washburn, Ben; Field, Jeff; Campbell, Todd
Subject: RE: Testing and sampling other location in Bridgeton besides the BMAC?
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The suspected haul roads have been extensively sampled and have not shown levels of concern.
In addition, the haul roads are under the purview of the FUSRAP program and are not part of the
NPL site.
From: Tapia, Cecilia
Sent: Friday, May 09, 2014 10:58 AM
To: Brooks, Karl; Hague, Mark; Carey, Curtis
Cc: Hammerschmidt, Ron; Hayes, Scott; Washburn, Ben; Field, Jeff; Campbell, Todd
Subject: FW: Testing and sampling other location in Bridgeton besides the BMAC?
From: Johnson, James
Sent: Friday, May 09,2014 10:19 AM
To: Peterson, Mary; Tapia, Cecilia
Cc: Campbell, Todd
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Subject: Testing and sampling other location in Bridgeton besides the BMAC?
Mary, as we discussed yesterday, the questions have started about testing other sites (Fire
stations) than just the BMAC.
Robertson Fire protection District, Maynard Howell, Assistant Chief, Cell 314.575 5011:
Stopped by EPA trailer and asked us to test his fire station (i.e. if we are sampling BMAC, why
can’t we sample fire station to assure haz mat responders that they are safe), since we do
technically have a trailer on their property. We can discuss more later.
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