We All Live Downstream!
Uniting to Stop the Green River Nuclear Power Plant
and Protect the Green and Colorado Rivers!
Update & Community Meeting with Tribal Leaders
from the Colorado River Indian Tribes
MONDAY, AUGUST 18, 2014 - 7 PM
Moab Arts and Recreation Center
111 East 100 North
Tribal Council members of the Colorado River Indian Tribes are coming to Moab and Green River from their home along the Colorado River in Parker, Arizona, to share their concerns and learn more about the proposed Green River nuclear power plant that threatens the Green and Colorado Rivers.
Hear updates on the fight against the nuclear power plant, and hear from tribal
leaders about their concerns about the threat to the Green and Colorado Rivers.
Sponsored by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Living Rivers, and Uranium Watch.
EPA TO HOLD HEARING ON
CHANGES TO RADON EMISSION
STANDARDS AT 40 CFR PART 40 SUBPART B
HEARING IN DENVER, COLORADO
SEPTEMBER 3 AND 4
REGISTER BY AUGUST 22
THE EPA will hold a public hearing to allow the public to make oral presentations of data, views or arguments about the proposed revisions to Subpart W. The public hearing will be held September 3 and 4, 2014, at the EPA Region 8 Office, 1595 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80202-1129. Sessions will be held both days from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Capacity is limited; advance registration is required to help accommodate those who wish to attend or speak. Register by August 22, 2014.
• CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
• EPA SUBPART W WEBPAGE
SEE INFORMATION DIRECTLY BELOW
EPA PROPOSES RULE TO ELIMINATE
RADON MEASUREMENT OF OLD TAILINGS CELLS
Comment Period Extended to October 31, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a proposed changes to the National Emission Standards for Radon Emissions from Operating Mill Tailings: 40 C.F.R. Part 61, Subpart W. The proposed changes would end the requirement to measure radon emissions from the older tailings impoundments at White Mesa. The radon emissions from Cell 2 exceeded the emission standard of 20 pico Curies per square meter per second (20pCi/m2/-sec). Radon emissions from the tailings impoundment increased due to the dewatering of the impoundment. Energy Fuels Resources Inc. (Energy Fuels), the mine owner, reduced the radon emissions by cleaning up windblown tailings from Cell 3 and addition soil to the interim cover. Under the new regulations, Energy Fuels would not have known of the increase in radon emissions and would not have had to reduce the emissions to meet the standard. Under the proposed rule, Energy Fuels will not have to measure radon on Cell 3, which will also go through a lengthy dewatering process.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS
• EPA Subpart W Website
• EPA Proposed Rule Federal Register Notice - May 2, 2014
• EPA Background Information Document - 2014
• Proposed Rule before Publication
• EPA Fact Sheet
• Current Subpart W Regulation - December 1989
Also, Contact Uranium Watch