Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Entergy Indian Point 3 Nuclear Generating in Buchanan, New York
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- Cleanup Status
- Site Description
- Contaminants at this Facility
- Site Responsibility
In June 1995, during the application process for the facility’s New York State 6NYCRR Part 373 mixed waste storage permit, a visual site inspection and RCRA facility assessment were conducted at the site’s solid waste management units. The visual site inspection report concluded that the existing hazardous waste storage units were in good condition and there was no evidence of releases from them, and no further investigation of the storage units was warranted. The RCRA facility assessment report concluded that no further action was required.
Contaminants at this Facility
No media are known or reasonably suspected to be contaminated above appropriately protective risk-based levels from releases subject to RCRA corrective action. There are not known releases from any solid waste management units or areas of concern on the site. Therefore, no media are known or reasonably suspected to be contaminated above appropriately protective risk-based levels from releases subject to RCRA corrective action.
Site Responsibility at this Facility
In 1996 New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) issued a RCRA hazardous waste management permit to this facility for storage of mixed radiological and hazardous waste because no suitable treatment or storage facility existed for this type of waste. Hazardous wastes, excluding mixed waste, were and still are, stored for less than 90 days prior to transport off site for disposal. In 2006, Entergy claimed a mixed waste exemption for the mixed waste storage units and requested termination of the Part 373 permit. In November 2006, the permit was terminated.