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EIS-0198: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement

Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Ground Water Project 

This PEIS provides an analysis of the potential impacts of the alternatives and ground water compliance strategies as well as potential cumulative impacts. Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act (UMTRCA) of 1978, Public Law codified at 42USC '7901 et seq. This document analyzes the potential impacts of four alternatives for conducting the Ground Water Project. These alternatives do not address site-specific ground water compliance strategies because the PEIS is a planning document only. It assesses the potential programmatic impacts of conducting the Ground Water Project, provides a method for determining the site-specific ground water compliance strategies, and provides data and information that can be used to prepare site-specific environmental impacts analyses more efficiently. Participation by affected states, tribes, and local government agencies will be encouraged during preparation of this PEIS, and during implementation of the alternative selected in the Record of Decision.