2016-01-29 – EPA – West Lake Landfill – EPA developing response to independent journal study indicating offsite migration of radon


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Smith, Mark A.[[email protected]]
Algoe-Eakin, Amy
Mon 2/1/2016 5:11:38 PM
FW: WL update 1/29
From: Hooper, Charles A.
Sent: Friday, January 29, 2016 1:49PM
To: Jay, Michael
Cc: Doolan, Stephanie
Subject: WL update 1/29
Here are some of the highlights of West Lake activities this week:
-The interim reports by MDNR and MDHSS from their Nov 2-4,2015 sampling from around
West Lake Landfill were posted. Two areas of slightly elevated exposure readings were found in
the general area of the Buffer Zone property but no public health concern was noted.
-Developed and posted draft general talking points on radon and lead-210 on the SharePoint for
the WL team to review. This is the preliminary step with a more technical response to the journal
to be developed later, along with some sampling background sediment.
-Learned of a new community engagement plan from OPA. More details to be provided during
our meeting next week.
-Alyse is considering the addition of a gas assist for the flare as part of the Isolation Barrier (IB)
-Follow-up conference call on risk calculations for the Radioactive Impacted Material (RIM) on
the south side of the proposed IB location.
-A State senator has proposed legislation for a buyout of homes within three miles of the landfill.
-Related to that are two US congressional bills that would transfer West Lake to USACE,
introduced by the Missouri congressional delegation.
WLLFOIA4312- 001 – 0057297
Chuck Hooper, CHP
Radiation Safety Officer
EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, Kansas 66219
(913) 551-7271 office
WLLFOIA4312- 001 – 0057298