United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Technical Assistance Request, Schering Plough Corporation, Release of a Facility for Unrestricted Use

HPPOS-277 PDR-9306140177

See the memorandum from J. E. Glenn to J. D. Kinneman dated August 7, 1991, and the memorandum from J. H. Austin to J. E. Glenn dated July 24, 1991.

These memos respond to the TAR by Region I, dated July 19, 1992 (enclosures), regarding the release of a facility for unrestricted use by the Schering Plough Corporation. The Schering Plough Corporation (Schering) Animal Health Research Center in Cream Ridge, New Jersey, was a satellite location for activities authorized by License No. 29-00244-02. The laboratories used for small quantities of H-3, C-14, and I-125 were decommissioned, and a request submitted to release the site for unrestricted use. Confirmatory surveys indicated that the laboratories can be released, but records describe the burial of four cows carcasses on the property. Information regarding the burial is provided in the Schering correspondence (enclosures). However, the burial site at the Schering facility in Cream Ridge cannot be released for unrestricted use by Region I without the concurrence of NMSS.

Based on the information submitted by the licensee, especially the memorandum dated November 21, 1989 (enclosures), Region I recommends that you concur in the release without further information from or action by the license. NMSS concurred that the submitted information demonstrates compliance with "0.5 microcuries or less of hydrogen-3 or carbon-14, per gram of animal tissue averaged over the weight of the entire animal..." in accordance with 10 CFR 20.306 (b), and agreed that the request should be approved. This health physics position also applies to "new" 10 CFR 20.2005 (a).

Regulatory references: 10 CFR 20.306, 10 CFR 20.2005

Subject codes: 3.6, 5.8, 9.0, 9.7

Applicability: All

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