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Chief of the Groundwater Quality ...
Chief of the Groundwater Quality Bureau, Jerry Schoeppner said they are working with CDM Smith and the city to move the project along as quickly as possible.
has received a tentative construction schedule from the contractor, CDM Smith
, that identifies design, permitting, procurement and construction goals," Schoeppner
is working with the City of Alamogordo
and CDM Smith, Inc.
to help prepare the required documents and comments.
Ultimately, the construction is up to CDM Smith
said multiple environmental investigations have been conducted by the New Mexico Environment Department, the New Mexico Department of Transportation
, the Bureau of Land Management
, and CDM Smith, Inc.
in regard to the facility location concerns.
said the following documents have been reviewed: Final Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Report (2003), Final Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment Report (2004), Final Focused Environmental Investigation Report (2014), Geotechnical Engineering Report (2014), Geotechnical Report, Addendum I (2014) and Geotechnical Report, Addendum II (2014).
Jerry Schoeppner of NMED ...
Jerry Schoeppner of NMED said the lack of documentation makes it more difficult to determine which contamination is background, which is coming from Homestake, and which is coming from other nearby uranium operations. (Gallup Independent March 9, 2006)
. Gerald Schoeppner of ...
. Gerald Schoeppner of NMED's Groundwater Quality Bureau said Wednesday that the company has an existing discharge plan for its mine that it's trying to renew, "but that's one of the pieces of the puzzle that's missing - how they're planning to treat their mine water for the dewatering to meet standards."
The Mount Taylor mine previously was a conventional mining operation "and they plan to operate it as a conventional mine in the future," Schoeppner said.
Protest Barrick : Officials stall on delivering water to users of contaminated wells
Jerry Schoeppner of NMED, at a one-on-one meeting last week with Homestake-area residents, said the lack of documentation makes it more difficult to determine which contamination is background, which is coming from Homestake, and which is coming from other nearby uranium operations.
Schoeppner, along with Andy Dudley of the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and Sai Appaji of EPA Region 6 in Dallas spoke with residents about the sampling of private wells downgradient of the Homestake Uranium Mill Superfund Site.
Though uranium was exceeded in two of the wells being used as primary sources of drinking water, Schoeppner
said none of the residents have been supplied with an alternative water source.
Unfortunately, there are gaps in the data after 1975, according to Schoeppner
New Mexico Water Quality Control Commission regulations for background radiation state that any operator that contributes any kind of contamination is responsible for that contamination, Schoeppner
"We're waiting for the word from ATSDR," Schoeppner
said, "but also, in order for us to force any operator to buy an alternate water supply, we have to have justification, and that justification comes in our argument to prove that it's coming from that site.
RCRC - Contact Information
Jerry Schoeppner, Bureau Chief
New Mexico Environment Department