Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

UNITED NUCLEAR CORP.
CHURCH ROCK, NM

Stay Updated, Get Involved

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Announcements and Key Topics

Additional Resources:

Groundwater Corrective Action Annual Review Report February 2015

Site Status Summary July 2015

Site Status Summary June 2015

Semi-Annual Ground Water Effluent and Environmental Monitoring Report

Site Status Summary March 2015

Links to Radiation Contaminant information
Thorium (http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/thorium.html)
Radium (http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/radium.html)
Uranium (http://www.epa.gov/radiation/radionuclides/uranium.html)

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Site News Archive

News Releases from Region 6

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Previous Public Participation Opportunities

Ongoing teleconference:
EPA monthly teleconference with the Red Water Pond Road Community Association and Technical Assistance Services Contract contractor. Participants include Navajo Nation EPA and US EPA Regions 6/9.

Meetings:
June 9-10, 2015 - Community interviews were held at the Coyote Canyon, Pinedale, Church Rock, Nahodishgish Chapterhouses for input into the Community Involvement Plan for the Northeast Church Rock Mine site. Participants included local community members, chapterhouse officials, Navajo Nation EPA, and US EPA Regions 6 and 9.

February 8, 2015 - All-day community meeting to present Superfund 101, a community requested training on Superfund laws and regulations. Participants included community members, Red Water Pond Road Community Association, Navajo Nation EPA,  and Technical Assistance Services Contract contractor.

May 13, 2014 - Ground Water Education Session #2 community meeting at the Pinedale Chapterhouse in Church Rock, NM. Navajo Interpreter was present. Participants included community members, Red Water Pond Road Community Association, New Mexico Environment Department, Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Navajo Nation EPA, Southwest Research Institute, and Technical Assistance Services Contract contractor.

April 6, 2013 – All-day community meeting that began with a community requested tour of the UNC Site and concluded with a question and answer session with EPA Region 6 and 9 regarding the Surface Soil Operable Unit Record of Decision. Participants included local community members, Red Water Pond Road Community Association, Navajo Nation EPA, and US EPA Regions 6 and 9.

January 6, 2013 – EPA attended an all-day community meeting that began with a community hosted tour of their homesites and historical home sites and continued with a question and answer session with EPA Region 6 and 9. Participants include Navajo Nation EPA.

December 12, 2013 - Ground Water Education Session #1 community meeting at the Pinedale Chapterhouse in Church Rock, NM. Navajo Interpreter was present. Participants included community members, Red Water Pond Road Community Association, New Mexico Environment Department, Navajo Nation Department of Justice, Navajo Nation EPA, Southwest Research Institute, and Technical Assistance Services Contract contractor.

August 30, 2013 – Public Meeting on the Surface Soil Operable Unit held in Gallup, NM. Navajo Interpreter was present. Court Recorder transcribed all comments made in English. EPA Region 6 and 9, NRC, DOE, NNEPA, NMED, UNC/GE, RWPRCA and ENDAUM were present.

August 29, 2013 – Public Meeting on the Surface Soil Operable Unit held in Pinedale Chapter House in Church Rock, NM. Navajo Interpreter was present. Court Recorder transcribed all comments made in English. EPA Region 6 and 9, NRC, DOE, NNEPA, NMED, UNC/GE, and RWPRCA were present.

May 14, 2012 - TASC Technical Planning Meeting between TASC, SRIC (sub consultant to TASC Contract), NNEPA and EPA R6/9.

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Stay Informed and Involved

The local residential community organized and formed the non-profit Red Water Pond Road Community Association (RWPRCA), which has been the primary community group providing input to EPA on the NECR Site removal actions. The RWPRCA received funding from EPA to help facilitate distribution of information from EPA to local residents and chapter officials. RWPRCA holds community meetings and distributes documents, and, in this way it keeps the community informed and receives feedback. RWPRCA brings concerns of the local community about activities related to the NECR Site to EPA’s attention in a timely manner. The RWPRCA estimates that 250-300 individuals are living within two miles of the NECR Site. EPA has funded technical assistance for the Red Water Pond Road Community through an EPA contract called Technical Assistance Services for Communities (TASC) to explain and interpret technical information and documents for community members. EPA has also contracted with the RWPRCA to assist EPA with outreach to local community members and Chapters. RWPRCA community members and the TASC contractors participate in monthly teleconference calls with EPA.

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