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Dan W McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 14:09:56 CDT 2010

Dear Lawrence:

The following is an extract from a Georef search from some years ago (yes, I
keep them!). Perhaps this might narrow the search.  There is a lat/long at
the end of the citation.  The document is available through NTIS.


Dan ii

Record: 2
    AGI NO: 97-01928
MONO TITLE: Baseline risk assessment of ground water contamination at the 
            uranium mill tailings site near Canonsburg, Pennsylvania
TITLE NOTE: Contract AC04-91AL62350
 CORP INFO: Jacobs Engineering Group, Albuquerque, NM, United 
  PUB DATE: 1994
MONO PAGES: 131 p. 
 AVAILABLE: National Technical Information Service, (703)487-4650, order 
            number DE95003890NEG, Springfield, VA, United States
  LANGUAGE: English
   SECTION: 22 - Environmental geology
DESCRIPTOR: actinides; alkali metals; alkaline earth metals; alluvium 
            aquifers; ammonium ion; aquifer vulnerability; aquifers; 
            background level; calcium ion; Canonsburg Pennsylvania; chemical

            composition; ground water; metal ores; metals; mines; 
            molybdenum; observation wells; Pennsylvania; pollutants; 
            pollution; potassium; risk assessment; strontium; tailings; 
            United States; uranium; uranium ores; Washington County 
            Pennsylvania; wells
  ABSTRACT: This baseline risk assessment evaluates potential impacts to 
            public health and the environment resulting from ground water 
            contamination from past activities at the former uranium 
            processing site in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. The US Department 
            of Energy Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project 
            has placed contaminated material from this site in an on-site 
            disposal cell. Currently, the UMTRA Project is evaluating ground

            water contamination. This risk assessment is the first document 
            specific to this site for the UMTRA Ground Water Project. 
            Currently, no domestic or drinking water well tap into 
            contaminated ground water of the two distinct ground water 
            units: the unconsolidated materials and the bedrock. Because 
            there is no access, no current health or environmental risks are

            associated with the direct use of the contaminated ground water.

            However, humans and ecological organisms could be exposed to 
            contaminated ground water if a domestic well were to be 
            installed in the unconsolidated materials in that part of the 
            site being considered for public use (Area C). The first step is

            evaluating ground water data collected from monitor wells at the

            site. For the Canonsburg site, this evaluation showed the 
            contaminants in ground water exceeding background in the 
            unconsolidated materials in Area C are ammonia, boron, calcium, 
            manganese, molybdenum, potassium, strontium, and uranium.
CNTRY PUBL: United States
  PUB TYPE: Report  Record Level: Monographic
 REPORT NO: DOE/AL/62350-149
 LATITUDES: N395700; N402800
LONGITUDES: W0795100; W0803200
REF SOURCE: GeoRef, Copyright 1997, American Geological Institute. Reference

            includes data from NTIS database, National Technical Information

            Service, Springfield, VA, United States

Dan ii
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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Boing, Lawrence E.
Sent: Monday, June 21, 2010 12:48
To: 'radsafe at health.phys.iit.edu'
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Looking for the location (plot location) in Canonsburg, PA where the old
Vitro U site had been located and where the U tailings were stabilized.

Lawrence E. (Larry) Boing
Argonne National Laboratory

lboing at anl.gov

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