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Agencies announce third site-wide five-year review of cleanup at DOE's Idaho Site

The Idaho Cleanup Project is beginning work on the third site-wide five-year review of cleanup at the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho Site.

Five-year reviews evaluate the protectiveness of completed and ongoing cleanup actions as required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act, known as CERCLA or Superfund. The review will determine if remedies at the Idaho Site are working as designed and are or will be protective of human health and the environment.

The Agencies - DOE, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality - review and approve Idaho Site cleanup documents. The agencies encourage members of the public who want to know more about the five-year review process to visit EPA's website. http://www.epa.gov/superfund/fiveyearreview/, watch short videos available on YouTube via links at http://www2.epa.gov/fedfac/five-year-review-federal-facility-cleanups, or attend meeting of the Idaho National Laboratory Site Environmental Management Citizens Advisory Board, as scheduled at http://www.inlcab.energy.gov/.

After the Agencies review and approve the report, DOE will notify the public that the five-year review report is complete and available online. The DOE contract for the five-year review is:

Nicole Badrov
U.S. Department of Energy
P.O. Box 1625 MS 122
Idaho Falls, ID 83415 1222
badrovn@id.doe.gov

More information on the Idaho Cleanup Project is available online at https://idahocleanupproject.com

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Editorial Date Nov 17, 2014
By Danielle Miller

 

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Energy Department and National Park Service Announce Clean Cities Partnership to Drive Sustainable National Parks. Efforts to Help Reduce Reliance on Imported Oil, Protect America’s Natural Resources.
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