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This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) has been prepared by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, to address potential environmental impacts associated with a request by Atlas Corporation to amend its existing NRC License no. SUA-917 to reclaim in place an existing uranium mill tailings pile near Moab, Utah. The proposed reclamation would allow Atlas to (1) reclaim the tailings pile for permanent disposal and long-term custodial care by a government agency in its current location on the Moab site, and (2) prepare the 162-ha (400-acre) Moab site for closure. the FEIS describes and evaluates (1) the purpose of and need for the proposed action, (2) alternatives considered, (3) potentially affected environmental resources, (4) environmental consequences of the proposed action, and (5) costs and benefits associated with reclamation alternatives.


Source material license no. SUA 917; Docket no. 40-3453; NUREG-1531, vol. 2.