1.0 Site Identification
|Type of Site:||Uranium Recovery Facility|
|Project Manager:||John Buckley|
2.0 Site Status Summary
The facility is a conventional uranium mill site under reclamation. Uranium processing started in the late 1950's and continued until 1990. Tailings generated from the milling operation were placed on two piles, a large tailings pile and a small tailing pile. The facility has a tailings area of 170 acres with a weight of approximately 22 million tons. Seepage from the tailings piles was noted in 1975. The current effort is a major groundwater corrective action plan which is also under the oversight of the EPA through Superfund. A MOU has been executed between NRC and EPA for this site regarding groundwater remediation.
3.0 Major Technical or Regulatory Issues
Homestake submitted a license amendment application to revise their groundwater corrective action plan December 2006. The request is being evaluated.
4.0 Estimated Date For Closure