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

HPPOS-277 PDR-9306140177

Title: Technical Assistance Request, Schering Plough

Corporation, Release of a Facility for Unrestricted Use

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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