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tor the radiation levels at the sites specified under clause
(A) of this paragraph; and
(4) contain an estimate of the costs required to
carry out the plan.
5 (e) (1) No grant recipient shall make any change in au 6 approved site restoration plan without the approval of the
7 Secretary, or use a grant awarded under subsection (c) of
8 this section for any purpose other than carrying out such
9 plan. 10 (2) Any grant recipient which the Secretary determines 11 to be in noncompliance with paragraph (1) of this subsec12 tion shall be liable, at the discretion of the Secretary, for
13 the repayment to the Federal Government of any funds
14 awarded under subsection (c) of this section which have 15 been paid to such grant recipient. The United States may 16 bring a civil action for repayment of such funds. The Sec17 retary shall determine whether any additional funds awarded 18 under such subsection shall be paid to such grant recipient.
(f) The cities referred to in subsection (a) of this sec20 tion are the following: Monument Valley, Arizona; Tuba 21 City, Arizona; Durango, Colorado; Gunnison, Colorado; 22 Maybelle, Colorado; Naturita, Colorado; Rifle, Colorado; 23 Slick Rock, Colorado; Lowman, Idaho; Ambrosia Lake,
24 New Mexico; Shiprock, New Mexico; Lakeview, Oregon;
25 Falls City, Texas; Ray Pointe, Texas; Green River, Utah;
Mexican Hat, Utah; Salt Lake City, Utah; Riverton, 2 Wyoming; Spook, Wyoming. 3
(g) The Secretary, upon request, shall provide the 4 States specified in subsection (a) of this section with such
technical assistance as the States may require to prepare a
6 site restoration plan satisfactory to the Secretary.
(h) (1) There are authorized to be appropriated not 8 more than $140,000,000 to carry out this section.
(2) Any funds which are made available for obligation
any year to carry out this section and which have not been
11 obligated during that year shall be available for obligation by
12 the Secretary until September 30, 1982.
13 Sec. 3. (a) When the period for awarding grants under 14 section 2 of this Act has ended, the Secretary shall take such 15 actions as may be appropriate to provide for the restoration
16 of any abandoned uranium 'mill site which is located in a
17 city specified in subsection (f) of section 2 of this Act and 18 which is not being restored under a grant awarded under
19 such section.
(b) The Secretary shall be responsible under subsec
21 tion (a) of this section for
(1) restoring the background radiation levels at
the sites referred to in subsection (a) of this section to levels which approximate levels which existed before
milling operations began at such sites in order to elimi
nate any health hazard to residents of the area;
(2) disposing of the uranium mill tailings removed
from the abandoned sites restored under paragraph (1) of this subsection in a manner which prevents any fur
ther exposure of individuals to radiation emanating
(3) monitoring the radiation levels at the sites used to dispose of the uranium mill tailings under paragraph (2) of this subsection.
11 SEC. 4. (a) The Secretary shall conduct a pilot study 12 in the city of Salt Lake City, Utah, to— 13
(1) determine to what extent, if any, radiation 14 from uranium mill tailings at abandoned uranium mill
sites contaminates structures located within a ten-mile
radius of such sites;
(2) determine whether the radiation referred to in
paragraph (1) of this subsection poses a health hazard
to individuals living or working in the area described in such paragraph, and examine the types of remedial
actions which might be undertaken to limit the expo
sure of individuals to such radiation.
23 (b) Within one year after the date of the enactment of 24 this Act, the Secretary shall issue a report containing the
25 findings respecting each of the items studied under subsec
1 tion (a) of this section, together with such recommendations
as the Secretary considers appropriate. The Secretary shall submit the report of the President and to appropriate com
4 mittees of the Congress.
SEC. 5. For purposes of this Act,
(1) the term “applicant” means any State which submits an application under section 2 of this Act;
(2) the term "grant recipient” means any applicant which receives a grant under section 2 (c) of this
(3) the term “Secretary" means the Secretary of
H. R. 12229
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
APRIL 19, 1978 Mr. MARRIOTT (for himself, Mr. ARMSTRONG, Mr. Bauman, Mr. EDWARDS of
Oklahoma, Mr. HANSEN, Mr. Johnson of Colorado, Mr. KAZEN, Mr. LUJAN, Mr. MURPHY of Pennsylvania, Mr. RHODES, Mr. Roncalio, Mr. RUDD, Mr. RUNNELS, Mr. SKUBITZ, Mr. Symms, and Mr. WEAVER) introduced the following bill; which was referred jointly to the Committees on Interstate and Foreign Comme and Interior and Insular airs
To provide grants to States for the restoration of abandoned
uranium mill sites and to require the Secretary of Energy to restore such sites if the States fail to do so.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 That this Act may be cited as “Uranium Mill Site Restora
4 tion Act of 1978”.
SEC. 2. (a) The Secretary may make grants to the
6 States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon,
7 Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and any other State determined
8 to be in a similar situation to carry out a site restoration