2015-02-13 – EPA – West Lake Landfill – EPA Region 7 Indicates West Lake is Most Hot Button Issue in State of Missouri

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To: Juett, Lynn[[email protected]]; Jackson, Robert W.[[email protected]]
From: Vann, Bradley
Sent: Tue 4/21/2015 8:52:17 PM
Subject: RE: Action required- by Monday, Feb. 16 COB— Programs’ Hot Topics for the Administrator
to Ben Washburn
From: Juett, Lynn
Sent: Tuesday, April21, 2015 3:52PM
To: Jackson, Robert W.; Vann, Bradley
Subject: FW: Action required- by Monday, Feb. 16 COB— Programs’ Hot Topics for the
Administrator to Ben Washburn
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From: Slugantz, Lynn
Sent: Wednesday, March 18,2015 3:18PM
To: David Cozad
Cc: ‘Stoy, Alyse ,~~~’-“=~~’lc’=-~:__;
Subject: FW: Action required- by Monday, Feb. 16 COB— Programs’ Hot Topics for the
Administrator to Ben Washburn
From: Stoy, Alyse
Sent: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 8:09AM
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To: Washburn, Ben
Cc: Slugantz, Lynn; Vann, Bradley
Subject: FW: Action required- by Monday, Feb. 16 COB— Programs’ Hot Topics for the
Administrator to Ben Washburn
Hey Ben – not sure if you guys have already drafted something for West Lake but if not
here is a short summary if you need. Feel free to revise if you like.
MISSOURI:
West Lake Landfill Superfund Site: The West Lake Landfill Superfund Site located in
Bridgeton, Missouri is a former landfill (sanitary, industrial waste, and demolition fill),
and includes two areas where 8,700 tons of uranium ore processing residuals were
mixed with approximately 38,000 tons of soil and used as cover for refuse in the landfill
operations in the early 1970’s. There continues to be a high level of public and political
interest in EPA’s current reevaluation of capping and excavation remedial alternatives.
In addition, since 2010 a subsurface smoldering event (SSE) has occurred within the
adjacent Bridgeton Former Sanitary Landfill. In 2013 the State of Missouri filed a
lawsuit against Bridgeton Landfill, and is requiring the landfill to actively monitor to
movement of the SSE. EPA Region 7 has been working with the PRPs to evaluate the
feasibility of constructing a physical barrier between Operable Unit 1 and the Bridgeton
Landfill to separate the SSE from radiologically-impacted material (RIM) at the Site. As
part of this effort, the PRPs for the West Lake Site recently agreed to perform additional
characterization to further define the extent of RIM located outside of the previouslydefined
boundary of the West Lake Site.
Alyse Stoy
Office of Regional Counsel
U.S. EPA Region 7
(913) 551-7826 phone
(816) 807-3271 blackberry
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From: Humphrey, Leslie
Sent: Friday, February 13, 2015 8:24AM
To: Stoy, Alyse
Subject: FW: Action required- by Monday, Feb. 16 COB— Programs’ Hot Topics for the
Administrator to Ben Washburn
From: Fenton, Kathleen
Sent: Thursday, February 12,2015 1:16PM
To: R7 Senior Staff; R7 Deputies
Cc: Carey, Curtis; Washburn, Ben; Sanders, LaTonya
Subject: Action required- by Monday, Feb. 16 COB— Programs’ Hot Topics for the
Administrator to Ben Washburn
R 7 Division Directors- as a part of our Lead Region duties, OP A’s Ben Washburn is working
with OIR to prepare the Administrator for a number of upcoming engagements here in
Washington, DC in the coming months, to include:
The National Governors Association 2015 Winter Meeting (Feb. 20-23)
A number of one-on-one meetings with certain (TBD) Governors (Feb. 20-23)
The Western Governors’ Association Breakfast Meeting with Cabinet Officials (Feb. 22)
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ECOS 2015 Spring Meeting (Mar. 16-18)
At this point, we do not have a list of RSVPs for the meetings, but we anticipate turnout to be
similar to last year’s events. Last year, approximately 40 Governors attended the NGA winter
meeting, and 13 (of 22) Governors attended the WGA Breakfast. The ECOS meeting is still a
ways off, but will also likely include the majority of states’ environmental
commissioners/ directors.
We are asking your help to prepare “Hot Topics.” Below is the format we are requesting
you to use for the Hot Topics write-ups. Please note we are only requesting the most hotbutton
topics in your states:
MAINE (Commissioner Pattie Aho I Governor Paul LePage)
~’–”–”–”–“–‘~~ Maine NOx Waiver and OTR Restructuring: EPA issued final approval of
Maine’s NOx waiver on July 29 but did not finalize our proposed approval of Maine’s Ozone
Transport Region restructuring request. Commissioner Aho would like EPA to approve the OTR
restructuring request as it would simplify the permitting process for some pending permit
applications.
Please send your formatted, “hot topics” information to OPA’s Ben Washburn by COB this
coming Monday, February 16th and please call Ben if you have any questions. Thank you for
your help. klf
Benjamin M. Washburn
Public Affairs Specialist
EPA Region 7
(913) 551-7364
Kathleen L. Director
Office of Public Affairs
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11201 Renner Blvd.
KS 66219
913-551-7874
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