Westinghouse - Bureau of Land & Waste Management

NRC has extended their Public Comment Period on the EIS to November 19, 2021.

Consent Agreement and Site Assessment 

On February 26, 2019, DHEC executed Consent Agreement #19-02-HW with Westinghouse to formally address historical contamination and implement a protocol for communicating and responding to any contamination discovered in the future. The consent agreement requires Westinghouse to conduct a comprehensive site-wide environmental assessment (also known as a Remedial Investigation) to fully determine the extent of contamination at the site. Once the assessment has been completed, methods for cleanup will be evaluated and implemented.   

DHEC’s site assessment documents and reports will be provided on this webpage as they are made available. 

Date Title Description
October 28, 2021 DHEC's Response to September Virtual Meeting Summary  
October 19, 2021 Approval of September 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the September 2021 CA Progress Report.
October 18, 2021 September Virtual Meeting Summary Submitted by Westinghouse  
October 12, 2021 September 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
September 21, 2021 Flyer - Public Comment Period for Draft Environmental Impact Statement Now Open Public Comment Period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement License Renewal of the Westinghouse Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility is open now until November 19, 2021.
September 15, 2021 Approval of August 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the August 2021 CA Progress Report.
September 2, 2021 August 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
September 1, 2021 2020-2021 Groundwater Monitoring Report Part 2 CFFF Annual GWS Monitoring report part of the requirements in the NPDES permit
September 1, 2021 2020-2021 Groundwater Monitoring Report Part 1 CFFF Annual GWS Monitoring report part of the requirements in the NPDES permit
August 30, 2021 Approval of July 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the July 2021 CA Progress Report.
August 11, 2021 July 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
July 2021 NRC Environmental Impact Statement for Westinghouse  
July 22, 2021 Approval of June 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the June 2021 CA Progress Report.
July 13, 2021 June 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
June 21, 2021 Approval of Proposed Action for Additional Assessment Part of the Phase II Remedial Investigation  
June 18, 2021 Proposed Action for Additional Assessment Part of the Phase II Remedial Investigation   
June 16, 2021 Approval of May 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the May 2021 CA Progress Report.
June 15, 2021 May 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
May 28, 2021 Approval Letter for Sanitary Lagoon Work Plan DHEC's written approval of the Sanitary Lagoon Work Plan.
May 17, 2021 Approval of April 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the April 2021 CA Progress Report.
May 12, 2021 April 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
May 5, 2021 Approval of Additional Assessment for Phase II Work Plan  
May 4, 2021 Additional Assessment for Phase II Work Plan  
April 15, 2021 Approval of March 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the March 2021 CA Progress Report.
April 7, 2021 March 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
March 15, 2021 Approval of February 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the February 2021 CA Progress Report.
March 11, 2021 February 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
February 25, 2021 Approval of January 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the January 2021 CA Progress Report.
February 22, 2021 Response to Remedial Investigation Work Plan Phase II Addendum DHEC's response to Sediment Sampling Plan to Bound the Extent of Uranium Around SED-44.
February 15, 2021 January 2021 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
February 12, 2021 Remedial Investigation Work Plan Phase II Addendum Sediment Sampling Plan to Bound the Extent of Uranium Around SED-44.
January 28, 2021 Sanitary Lagoon Sludge Characterization Work Plan Work Plan to characterize the sludge in the Sanitary Lagoon as per Section 3.6 of the ongoing Phase II Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan.
January 25, 2021 Approval of Additional Well Monitoring Request DHEC's written approval of the request to to install temporary and permanent wells to support the RI Phase II Work Plan.
January 21, 2021 Additional Well Monitoring Request Request to install temporary and permanent wells to support the RI Phase II Work Plan.
January 11, 2021 Approval of December 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the December 2020 CA Progress Report.
January 8, 2021 December Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
December 14, 2020 Approval of November 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the November 2020 CA Progress Report.
December 9, 2020 November Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
November 12, 2020 Approval of October 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the October 2020 CA Progress Report.
November 5, 2020 Approval of Phase II Remedial Investigation Work Plan Addendum  DHEC's written approval of the Phase II Remedial Investigation Work Plan Addendum. 
November 5, 2020 October 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
October 29, 2020 Phase II Remedial Investigation Work Plan Addendum   
October 14, 2020 Response to Phase II Remedial Investigation Work Plan DHEC's written response to the Phase II Remedial Investigation Work Plan
October 12, 2020 Approval of September 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the September 2020 CA Progress Report
October 1, 2020 September 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
September 28, 2020 2019-2020 Groundwater Monitoring Report CFFF Annual GWS Monitoring report part of the requirements in the NPDES permit
September 24, 2020 HF Spiking Station #1 Soil Sampling Assessment Report Approval DHEC's written approval of the HF Spiking Station #1 Soil Sampling Assessment Report
September 15, 2020 Phase II Remedial Investigation Work Plan  
August 25, 2020 Response to TC-99 Source Investigation Report DHEC's written response to the TC-99 Source Investigation Report submitted by Westinghouse.
August 21, 2020 Approval of July 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the July 2020 CA Progress Report
August 12, 2020 July 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse.
July 30, 2020 HF Spiking Station #1 Soil Sampling Assessment Report  
July 30, 2020 TC-99 Source Investigation Report Technetium-99 Source Investigation Report, which summarizes the sampling conducted as described in the Technetium Source Investigation Work Plan.
August 5, 2020 NRC Federal Register Notice of Intent NRC is requesting public input on the scope of what the planned Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Westinghouse Nuclear Fuel Fabrication Plant will contain. Comments are due to NRC by 8/30/2020.
July 30, 2020 Response to  Final Interim Remedial Investigation Data Summary Response DHEC's written response to the Final Interim Remedial Investigation Data Summary Report submitted by Westinghouse.
July 30, 2020 Final Interim Remedial Investigation Data Summary Report Data presented in this report includes the results of assessment activities conducted from June 2019 through January 2020.
July 13, 2020 Approval of June 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the June 2020 CA Progress Report
July 8, 2020 June 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
June 22, 2020 Approval of May 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the May 2020 CA Progress Report
June 15, 2020 May 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
May 21, 2020 Approval of April 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the April 2020 CA Progress Report
May 12, 2020 April 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
May 4, 2020 Response to Final Interim Remedial Investigation Data DHEC's written response to the Final Interim Remedial Investigation Data submitted by Westinghouse.
April 27, 2020 Comments on Draft NRC EA of Westinghouse DHEC's written comments on the the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Westinghouse Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
April 16, 2020 Approval of March 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the March 2020 CA Progress Report
April 8, 2020 March 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
March 30, 2020 Approval of Soil Sampling Work Plan DHEC's written approval of the Soil Sampling Work Plan.
March 20, 2020 Soil Sampling Work Plan Soil sampling performed by Westinghouse in the assessment area of HFSS#1.
March 19, 2020 Approval of February 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the February 2020 CA Progress Report
March 6, 2020 February 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
February 2020 Final Interim Remedial Investigation Data Summary Report

Supporting documents:

February 20, 2020 Approval of January 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the January 2020 CA Progress Report
February 13, 2020 Approval of Technetium Source Investigation Work Plan DHEC's written approval of the Technetium Source Investigation Work Plan
February 5, 2020 January 2020 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
January 30, 2020 Technetium Source Investigation Work Plan Technetium (Tc-99) Source Investigation Work Plan prepared by Westinghouse as part of the Remedial Investigation under Consent Agreement CA-19-02-HW
January 24, 2020 Approval of December 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the December 2019 CA Progress Report
January 14, 2020 Approval of Westinghouse Updated Communication Protocol DHEC's written review and approval of the Westinghouse Updated Communication Protocol.
January 13, 2020 NRC Response to Comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment NRC's reponse to DHEC's comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment for Westinghouse. 
January 6, 2020 December 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
December 18, 2019 Westinghouse Updated Communication Protocol Westinghouse Updated Communication Protocol.
December 3, 2019 DHEC Comments on NRC's Draft Environmental Assessment DHEC's comments on the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Westinghouse Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility pursuant for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
November 26, 2019 November 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
November 5, 2019 Approval of Southern Storage Area Operable Unit Intermodal Container Work Plan DHEC's written approval of the Southern Storage Area Operable Unit Intermodal Container Work Plan
November 4, 2019 Southern Storage Area Operable Unit Intermodal Container Work Plan Work plan to complete the risk-based investigation of intermodal storage within the Southern Storage Area Operable Unit. 
November 4, 2019 October 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
November 1, 2019 Approval of Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan Sediment Transect Sampling Plan DHEC's written approval of the RI Work Plan Sediment Transect Sampling Plan
October 29, 2019 Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan Sediment Transect Sampling Plan Document proposes locations, methods, and subsequent analysis of the sediment samples.
October 16, 2019 Approval of September 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the September 2019 CA Progress Report
October 3, 2019 Approval of Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan Additional Flood Plain Investigation Part of the Remedial Investigation (RI) with the Consent Agreement
October 2, 2019 September 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
October 2, 2019 Approval of East Lagoon Sludge Characterization Work Plan Approval of East Lagoon - Part of BOW NPDES
September 30, 2019 CFFF 2018-2019 Annual Groundwater Monitoring Report * CFFF Annual GWS Monitoring report part of the requirements in the NPDES permit
September 26, 2019 East Lagoon Sludge Characterization Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan Revised East Lagoon Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan
September 12, 2019 Additional Flood Plain Assessment Results and Permanent Well Installation Recommendations Initial geologic logs used to recommend what the permanent groundwater monitoring well construction details should be.
September 4, 2019 Approval of Southern Storage Area Assessment Report Approval of Southern Storage - An operable unit part of the Remedial Investigaton (RI)
August 29, 2019 August 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
August 15, 2019 July 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
August 9, 2019 Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan Addendum 1 Assessment Report on the Southern Storage Area Operable Unit Initial data from the sea-land container investigation. 
August 7, 2019 Approval of Additional Floodplain Assessment Plan DHEC's written approval of the RI Work Plan Additional Floodplain Assessments.
August 2, 2019 Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan Additional Floodplain Assessments Proposal submitted by Westinghouse to conduct additional assessments to support the RI Work Plan with additional floodplain assessment. 
July 10, 2019 Approval of June 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report DHEC's written approval of the June 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report.
June 28, 2019 June 2019 Consent Agreement Progress Report Progress report required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse. 
June 19, 2019  Approval of Addendum 1 to Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan  DHEC’s written approval of the RI Work Plan addendum. 
June 18, 2019  Addendum 1 to Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan  RI addendum submitted by Westinghouse to include the southern storage area investigation. 
June 19, 2019  Remedial Investigation (RI) Work Plan Approval  DHEC’s written approval of the Westinghouse RI Work Plan. 
June 18, 2019  Remedial Investigation Work Plan  Work plan required by DHEC Consent Agreement and submitted by Westinghouse for comprehensive site-wide environmental assessment to determine extent of historical contamination. 
February 26, 2019  DHEC Consent Agreement 19-02-HW  Requires Westinghouse to formally address historical contamination and implement a protocol for communicating and responding to any contamination discovered in the future.   

*Lab & field data was too large to include in the report, but can be available upon request.

DHEC Next Steps 

DHEC is overseeing the investigation as required by the Consent Agreement and expects a final report to be completed by the end of the year. 

DHEC held a community meeting on July 25, 2019, at the Lower Richland High School Auditorium, to discuss the Westinghouse site. Additional information about the meeting can be found here

Future updates and information will be provided on this webpage as they become available.  You can also sign-up to be on our mailing list to receive notification of any future meetings or public hearings.