United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

Framatome Richland

1.0 Site Identification

Location: Richland, WA
License No.: SNM-1227
Docket No.: 70-1257
License Status: Unknown
Project Manager: Merritt N. Baker

2.0 Site Status Summary

This facility had five lagoons which were used as part of the waste-water treatment process. The Washington State Department of Ecology ("Ecology") ordered the licensee to close the lagoons. The licensee and Ecology entered into a consent decree agreement identifying enforceable milestones for completion of closure of the lagoons. These milestones include emptying the lagoons by September 8, 2004 and submitting a closure certificate for the lagoons by August 8, 2006. As of 2004, the lagoons have been removed from service and have been sealed off from process streams. All removable liquid has been removed and processed. Sludge has been removed from all the lagoons. Sub-liner soil removal is 90% complete and complete closure is scheduled for completion by the agreed date of September 8, 2006. Activities planned from 2004 until the closure deadline of August 8, 2006 include characterization, remediation, and removal of soil between the liners, and soil below the liners, as needed.

3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues

No issues Note that F-ANP's updated Decommissioning Funding Plan was received in December 2005, and reflected revised estimates as lagoon closure is 90-95% complete.

4.0 Estimated Date For Closure

Page Last Reviewed/Updated Friday, May 30, 2014