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Final report of the decontamination and decommissioning of Building 18 at the Grand Junction Projects Office Facility

By M.R. Widdop


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Grand Junction Projects Office (GJPO) occupies a 61.7-acre facility along the Gunnison River near Grand Junction, Colorado. This site was contaminated with uranium ore and mill tailings during uranium refining activities of the Manhattan Engineer District and during pilot milling experiments conducted for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission`s domestic uranium procurement program. The DOE Defense Decontamination and Decommissioning Program established the GJPO Remedial Action Project to clean up and restore the facility lands, improvements, and the underlying aquifer. The site contractor for the facility, Rust Geotech, also is the remedial action contractor. The soil beneath Building 18 was found to be radiologically contaminated; the building was not contaminated. The soil was remediated in accordance with identified standards. Building 18 and the underlying soil can be released for unlimited exposure and unrestricted use. This document was prepared in response to a DOE request for an individual final report for each contaminated GJPO building

Topics: Buildings, Uranium, Colorado, 54 Environmental Sciences, Gunnison River, Remedial Action, 05 Nuclear Fuels, Radiation Monitoring, Soils, Mill Tailings, Feed Materials Plants, Decommissioning, Decontamination
Publisher: Rust Geotech, Inc., Grand Junction, CO (United States)
Year: 1996
DOI identifier: 10.2172/420391
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Provided by: UNT Digital Library
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