The Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Update for Fiscal Year 2021 is now available online.
View the report here: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/5487.
This annual report provides information about progress the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is making in cleaning up sites with contamination resulting from the nation’s early atomic energy program. The Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) was initiated in 1974 to identify, investigate and, if necessary, clean up or control sites throughout the United States contaminated as a result of Manhattan Engineer District (MED) or early Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) activities. Both the MED and the AEC were predecessors of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Congress transferred administration and execution of FUSRAP cleanups from the DOE to USACE in October 1997. USACE continues to address sites the DOE began, sites that were referred to USACE by the DOE Office of Legacy Management under a USACE/DOE Memorandum of Understanding, and one site added to the program by statute.
USACE completed a successful and challenging Fiscal Year 2021. The 2021 FUSRAP budget of $250 million was the highest budget amount received in the history of the program. It was used for the efficient continuation of ongoing remedial activities at 12 sites, conducting ongoing investigations at eight sites, conducting site closeout activities at one site, and providing government oversight at one site. The program initiated the remedial investigation of the Staten Island Warehouse Site, Staten Island, New York, and signed Records of Decision for the Harshaw Site in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Middlesex Sampling Plant in Middlesex, New Jersey. A total of 112,000 cubic yards of contaminated material were disposed and 83 VPs were released for beneficial use.
The program has continued to implement COVID-19 safety protocols for all field work and office activities. USACE personnel and contractors are taking appropriate actions to safeguard their health and welfare as prescribed by the nation’s health experts. Site safety and progress of field execution activities were not significantly impacted by the addition of these necessary health and safety requirements.
Additional information, including program accomplishments and site-specific updates, available in the latest report.