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Grants Mining District

Bluewater Radiological Site Action Memo

Bluewater Radiological Site Action Memo (2013) requests approval for a time-critical removal action at the Bluewater Radiological Site in the Village of Bluewater, Cibola County, New Mexico. The proposed actions for this Site include the excavation, consolidation, and removal of radiologically contaminated soil/debris from 26 residential properties which exceeded the established CERCLA risked based action level for Radium-226. In addition to the contaminated soil/debris removal, 5 of the 26 residences exceeded the established health-based levels for Radon-222 and will require the installation of abatement systems in the affected homes. An additional 8 residential radon-222 abatement systems may need to be installed when the final results become available in November 2013.

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