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Enviro-Mich message from "Alex J. Sagady & Associates" <ajs@sagady.com>

The Big Rock Nuclear Plant de-licensing plan....get rid of the
reactor building but leave the radioactive waste onsite in casks.....

Did anyone ever check the plan on the cask field to separate
them so that are not all clumped together and vulnerable to simultaneous

[Federal Register: March 21, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 53)]
[Page 13545]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]


[Docket No. 050-155]

Notice of Availability of Environmental Assessment and Finding of
No Significant Impact Approval of the License Termination Plan for the
Big Rock Point Reactor Facility, Charlevoix, MI

AGENCY: Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
ACTION: Notice of availability.


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James C. Shepherd, Project Engineer,
Decommissioning Directorate, Division of Waste Management and
Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and
Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Rockville, Maryland
20852. Telephone: (301) 415-6712; fax number: (301) 415-5398; e-mail:
<A HREF="mailto:jcs2@nrc.gov";>jcs2@nrc.gov</A>.


I. Introduction

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering issuing
an amendment to Facility Operating License No. DPR-6, issued to the
Consumers Energy (CE) Company (licensee), that would authorize CE to
implement the License Termination Plan (LTP) submitted for the Big Rock
Point Power Station (BRP). The NRC prepared this environmental
assessment (EA) to determine the environmental effects from LTP
approval and subsequent release of the site for unrestricted use, as
described in the final rule ``Radiological Criteria for License
Termination'' (62 FR 39058). The NRC is issuing this environmental
assessment and finding of no significant impact pursuant to 10 CFR 51.21.

II. EA Summary

    The purpose of the proposed action is to authorize the licensee to
complete decommissioning of the Big Rock Point site to unrestricted
release criteria as defined in 10 CFR 20.1402, i.e. that the calculated
dose to a member of the public from residual radiation at the site will
be less than 25 mrem per year. All systems and equipment used during
reactor operation will be removed from the site and disposed in
accordance with regulations, except for the cooling water intake that
will remain submerged in Lake Michigan, and the facility septic drain
field located about 100 meters (300 feet) west of the former reactor
facility. The licensee has moved all reactor fuel to an independent
spent fuel storage installation (ISFSI) located about one kilometer
(one half mile) south of the former reactor area. The ISFSI and its
support facilities will be maintained until the fuel is transferred to
Department of Energy, expected to occur about 2012.
    The staff has prepared the EA in support of the proposed license
amendment. The NRC has examined the licensee's proposed amendment
request and concluded that there are no significant radiological
environmental impacts associated with this action, and it will not
result in significant nonradiological environmental impacts.

III. Finding of No Significant Impact

    On the basis of the EA, NRC has concluded that there are no
significant environmental impacts from the proposed amendment and has
determined not to prepare an environmental impact statement.

IV. Further Information

Documents related to this action, including the application for
amendment and supporting documentation, are available electronically at
the NRC's Electronic Reading Room at <A HREF="http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/adams.html";>http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/
adams.html</A>. From this site, you can access the NRC's Agencywide
Document Access and Management System (ADAMS), which provides text and
image files of NRC's public documents. The ADAMS accession numbers for
the documents related to this notice are: (1) The licensee's License
Termination Plan, Rev. 0, dated April 1, 2004, ML031050635, (2) the
licensee's License Termination Plan, Rev. 1, dated July 1, 2004,
ML042640320, and (3) the EA, ML042890054. If you do not have access to
ADAMS or if there are problems in accessing the documents located in
ADAMS, contact the NRC's Public Document Room (PDR) Reference staff at
1-800-397-4209, 301-415-4737, or by e-mail to <A HREF="mailto:pdr@nrc.gov";>pdr@nrc.gov</A>.
These documents may also be viewed electronically on the public
computers located at the NRC's PDR, O 1 F21, One White Flint North,
11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. The PDR reproduction
contractor will copy documents for a fee.

Dated at Rockville, Maryland, this 11th day of March 2005.

    For the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Daniel M. Gillen,
Deputy Director, Decommissioning Directorate, Division of Waste
Management and Environmental Protection, Office of Nuclear Material
Safety and Safeguards.
[FR Doc. 05-5474 Filed 3-18-05; 8:45 am]


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