Page images
PDF
EPUB

4

1

tor the radiation levels at the sites specified under clause

2

(A) of this paragraph; and

(4) contain an estimate of the costs required to

3

4

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,

19

24 New Mexico; Shiprock, New Mexico; Lakeview, Oregon;

25 Falls City, Texas; Ray Pointe, Texas; Green River, Utah;

5

1

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

5

7

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

9

10

in

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.

20

(b) The Secretary shall be responsible under subsec

21 tion (a) of this section for

22

(1) restoring the background radiation levels at

23

the sites referred to in subsection (a) of this section to levels which approximate levels which existed before

24

6

1

milling operations began at such sites in order to elimi

2

nate any health hazard to residents of the area;

3

(2) disposing of the uranium mill tailings removed

4

from the abandoned sites restored under paragraph (1) of this subsection in a manner which prevents any fur

5

6

ther exposure of individuals to radiation emanating

[blocks in formation]

8

9

(3) monitoring the radiation levels at the sites used to dispose of the uranium mill tailings under paragraph (2) of this subsection.

10

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

15

sites contaminates structures located within a ten-mile

16

radius of such sites;

17

(2) determine whether the radiation referred to in

18

paragraph (1) of this subsection poses a health hazard

19

to individuals living or working in the area described in such paragraph, and examine the types of remedial

20

21

actions which might be undertaken to limit the expo

22

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

7

1 tion (a) of this section, together with such recommendations

2

as the Secretary considers appropriate. The Secretary shall submit the report of the President and to appropriate com

3

4 mittees of the Congress.

5

6

SEC. 5. For purposes of this Act,

(1) the term “applicant” means any State which submits an application under section 2 of this Act;

7

8

(2) the term "grant recipient” means any applicant which receives a grant under section 2 (c) of this

9

10

Act; and

11

(3) the term “Secretary" means the Secretary of

[blocks in formation]

95TH CONGRESS

2D SESSION

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

A BILL

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.

1

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”.

5

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

I

« PreviousContinue »