|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 17 Sep 2013 21:15:55 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] RADIATION, REUSE: Burying radium-contaminated soil at McClellan Air Force Base (CA)|
Later, this article states, "But state policy does not apply to land
in military facilities such as McClellan as long as it remains in the
Air Force's hands, state regulators say." I don't believe that's
true. McClellan Air Force Base is on the "Superfund" National
Priorities List, so the state law should be an Applicable or Relevant
and Appropriate Requirement (ARAR). U.S. EPA has the authority to
take the proposed response to dispute, under the Federal Facilities
Agreement. It's also possible that the Federal Facilities Compliance
Act, passed by Congress in 1992 to subject Defense Department
cleanups to state law, comes into play. - LS
Air Force hopes to stick Sacramento with radioactive waste dump By Katharine Mieszkowski and Matt Smith Center for Investigative Reporting/Fresno Bee (CA) September 16, 2013If U.S. Air Force official Steve Mayer is bothered by California's refusal to inherit the radioactive waste dump he's building outside Sacramento, he doesn't show it.
He's plowing ahead with plans at the old McClellan Air Force Base to entomb soil contaminated with radium-226, a glow-in-the-dark substance that can cause cancer, and pass ownership of it to the city of Sacramento.
The California Department of Public Health has made it clear that state laws don't permit the move. Even if they did, Sacramento's city manager says he wants nothing to do with the dump.
For the entire story, seehttp://www.fresnobee.com/2013/09/16/3501280/air-force-hopes-to-stick- sacramento.html
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