[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 20 (Monday, January 31, 2000)]
[Unknown Section]
[Pages 4604-4605]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-2037]


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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Corps of Engineers


Release of Remedial Investigation (RI), Feasibility Study (FS), 
and Proposed Plan (PP) for Cleanup of Radiological Contamination at the 
Madison Site for Public Review

AGENCY:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, DOD.

ACTION:  Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY:  The St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), 
in consultation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 
propose to clean up contaminants resulting from the extrusion of 
uranium metal at the Madison Site. This site is one of several being 
addressed under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, 
and Liability Act (CERCLA). Alternatives, which identify the range of 
cleanup options, have been developed and evaluated in the Madison Site 
Feasibility Study (FS). USACE has identified Alternative 4 as the 
preferred remediation alternative described in the Proposed Plan (PP) 
based on the information available at this time. The final decision on 
the remedy to be implemented will be documented in a Record Decision 
(ROD) only after consideration of all comments received and any new 
information presented.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions regarding the Madison RI/FS/
PP may be directed to Mr. Lou Dell'Orco, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
St. Louis District, FUSRAP Project Office, 9170 Latty Avenue, Berkeley, 
Missouri 63134, by phone (314) 524-4083, or by e-mail at 
Louis.A.Dellorco@ mvs02.usace.army.mil.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

1. Proposed Action

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Louis District, is 
issuing the Remedial Investigation (RI), Feasibility Study (FS), and 
Proposed Plan (PP) for public comment. The site became contaminated as 
a result of activities in support of the nation's early atomic energy 
program. During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the site was used to 
perform extrusions of uranium metal and straightening of extruded 
uranium rods for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). The cleanup 
of this site is being managed by the Corps of Engineers under the 
Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program

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(FUSRAP). The alternatives evaluated in the Feasibility Study are 
summarized in the Proposed Plan.

2. Project Alternatives

a. Alternative 1--No Action

    Mandated by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, 
and Liability Act (CERCLA), periodic environmental monitoring would be 
conducted, but no remedial action would be conducted.

b. Alternative 2--Institutional Controls

    Institutional controls would be implemented to prevent unacceptable 
exposures to site contamination.

c. Alternative 3--Containment

    Alternative 3 incorporates containment, institutional controls, and 
environmental monitoring to prevent contaminants from becoming 
mobilized and reduce the potential for direct exposure. Under this 
alternative, accessible contamination at the 25-foot and 36-foot levels 
and the beams in the high bay that are accessible from the windows 
would be fixed in place. When use of the building is discontinued, 
radiological controls would be provided for decontamination prior to 
demolition.

d. Alternative 4--Decontamination of Accessible Surfaces and Release of 
Building

    This alternative includes decontamination of accessible 
contamination at the 25-foot and 36-foot levels and the beams is the 
high bay that are accessible from the window. Inaccessible areas are 
defined as those surfaces that cannot be accessed either from the high-
bay crane or through windows. Inaccessible areas include the high bay 
areas above the 36-foot level and select other areas around live power 
lines.

3. Scoping Process

    Federal, state and local agencies, and interested individuals are 
invited to participate in the scoping process to determine the range of 
issues and alternatives to be addressed. The U.S. Army Corps of 
Engineers will hold a public meeting to receive oral and written 
comments at the Madison City Hall at 615 Madison Avenue in Madison, 
Illinois on Thursday, February 17th, from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition, 
written comments will be accepted during the 30-day period following 
the Remedial Investigation (RI) and FS/PP release by Ms. Sharon R. 
Cotner, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, FUSRAP 
Project Office, 9170 Latty Avenue, Berkeley, Missouri 63134. Please 
call (314) 524-4083 for further information.

4. Availability of the RI/FS/PP

    Copies of the RI/FS/PP are available for review starting on or 
about January 28, 2000 until February 28, 2000 during business hours at 
the following locations: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis 
District, FUSRAP Project Office, 9170 Latty Avenue, Berkeley, Missouri 
63134; or the Madison Public Library, 1700 5th Street, Madison, 
Illinois 62060, (618) 876-8448.
    Written comments will be accepted during the 30-day period 
following FS/PP release at FUSRAP Project Office at the above address. 
Oral comments may be provided at the Public Meeting on Thursday, 
February 17th, from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Madison City Hall at 615 Madison 
Avenue in Madison, Illinois. Please contact the Corps of Engineers, St. 
Louis District, FUSRAP Project Office for more information at (314) 
524-4083.
    Availability of RI/FS/PP.

Louis A. Dell'Orco,
FUSRAP Project Manager.
[FR Doc. 00-2037 Filed 1-28-00; 8:45 am]
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