Wednesday, November 14, 2019
Venue: Luigi's Italian Restaurant, 245 W. Main, Spokane, WA. Tel: 509-624-5226
Social hour, 6:00 PM. Technical program, 7:00 PM.
Overview/Status Update of the Midnite Mine Superfund Site
Midnite Mine is located 8 miles east of Wellpinit on the Spokane Reservation about 45 miles NW of Spokane. The historic uranium mine is owned by Newmont/Dawn Mining Company. The site was listed on the National Priority List in 1999. Since 1999, the Superfund program has conducted or overseen sampling, risk assessment, and selection of a remedy. In 2015, the EPA entered into a Consent Decree to implement the remedy. This was the third season of implementation of the remedy. Ms. Meyer will provide some background on the Superfund cleanup process and implementation of the remedy.
Linda Meyer has been a project manager at the Environmental Protection Agency for 30 years. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering Science from Montana State University and a Masters of Science in Engineering from the University of Washington. At EPA she has worked on Hazardous Waste combustion permits for INEEL, Hanford, and Umatilla Army Depot Chemical Depot. More recently she has worked in the Superfund Cleanup program on a residential asbestos cleanup in southern Oregon. In February she was assigned the Midnite Mine Cleanup Site.