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Legislation #: 100107 Introduction Date: 2/4/2010
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 2/21/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS SHARP, JOLLY, CIRCO, CURLS, FORD, FUNKHOUSER, GOTTSTEIN, HERMANN, JOHNSON, MARCASON, RILEY AND SKAGGS
Title: Expressing the City Council’s support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s identification of the Waste Control Specialists’ facility near Andrews, Texas as the “Preferred Alternative” for a long-term storage facility for elemental mercury generated within the United States and directing the City Clerk to immediately transmit this Resolution to various legislative bodies and administrative entities.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
2/3/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/4/2010 Referred to Legislative Committee
2/11/2010 Immediate Adoption
2/11/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100107

 

Expressing the City Council’s support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s identification of the Waste Control Specialists’ facility near Andrews, Texas as the “Preferred Alternative” for a long-term storage facility for elemental mercury generated within the United States and directing the City Clerk to immediately transmit this Resolution to various legislative bodies and administrative entities.

WHEREAS, on July 2, 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register regarding its plans to designate a facility or facilities for the long-term management and storage of elemental mercury, a toxic metal, generated within the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, the Federal Register notice identified the DOE’s Bannister Road Kansas City Plant as one of seven locations under consideration for the long-term storage facility for more than 10,000 metric tons of elemental mercury; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council unanimously adopted Resolution No. 090587 on July 9, 2009, expressing its strong opposition to DOE’s consideration of the Bannister Road Kansas City Plant as a possible location for a long-term storage facility for elemental mercury; and

 

WHEREAS, on January 29. 2010, the DOE published a Notice of Availability of its Draft Long-Term Management and Storage of Elemental Mercury Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for public review and comment; and

 

WHEREAS, the DEIS identified the Waste Control Specialists’ facility near Andrews, Texas as DOE’s Preferred Alternative for locating its long-term management and storage facility for elemental mercury; and

 

WHEREAS, this determination by DOE was based upon several factors that made the Waste Control Specialists facility DOE’s Preferred Alternative, including but not limited to:

 

·                     the compatibility of mercury storage with existing waste management activities, land use plans, and regulatory agreements,

·                     the facility’s remote location,

·                     the low population density in the surrounding area,

·                     the absence of nearby major bodies of surface water,

·                     the presence of an existing rail line near the facility, and the

·                     environmental impacts at the facility that are otherwise similar to those at other candidate sites; and

 

WHEREAS, the DEIS noted that census data indicated the Bannister Road Kansas City and the Savannah River Site were the only candidate locations where minority and/or low-income populations are present within a two-mile radius and a transportation accident at or near these two facilities could disproportionately impact low-income and/or minority individuals; and

 

WHEREAS, DOE has indicated its intent to finalize the Environmental Impact Statement in Fall 2010 and publish a Record of Decision on its final selection of the location for its long-term storage facility for elemental mercury some time thereafter; and

 

WHEREAS, DOE will hold a public hearing in Kansas City on March 2, 2010, to receive comments from interested parties regarding the DEIS; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the City Council strongly supports the DOE’s identification of the Waste Control Specialists’ facility near Andrews, Texas as the Preferred Alternative for a long-term storage facility for elemental mercury by the U.S. Department of Energy.

 

Section 2. That the City Council urges DOE to finalize the selection of the Waste Control Specialists’ facility in the Environmental Impact Statement and the Record of Decision for its long-term storage facility for elemental mercury.

 

Section 3. That the City Manager shall immediately transmit this resolution to DOE, all members of the area Congressional delegation, the Governor of the State of Missouri, and the Director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

 

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