From: Dasey, Chuck F Mr CIV USA MEDCOM WRAMC
[mailto:Chuck.Dasey@us.army.mil]
Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 11:13 AM
To: Alpha McPherson
Subject: RE: [TakomaDC] Re: Walter Reed (UNCLASSIFIED)

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
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Mr McPherson -thanks for your interest in Walter Reed.

The following paragraph from

"U.S. Army BRAC 2005 Environmental Condition of Property Report Walter Reed
Army Medical Center, Main Post
Washington, D.C.
Final 15-December-2006"

addresses decommissioning of the reactor:

Decommissionings: Two buildings (Building 40 and Building T-2) have Undergone radiological decommissioning. A medical nuclear reactor was located in the basement of Building 40 from 1961 to 1972. The reactor was decommissioned in accordance with Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulations with all fuel, waste and irradiated components disposed off site. Building 40 is currently vacant.

Building T-2 was decommissioned and removed from the WRAMC NRC License in 2005 (Federal Register February 23, 2005). A Finding of No Significant Impact accompanied the Environmental Assessment (EA). Correspondence from the NRC was provided to document that Buildings 40 and T-2 were "released for unrestricted use."

Based on assessment results provided by WRAMC, the building met NRC criteria for Unrestricted use.

Chuck Dasey
PAO WRAMC