The Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Update for Fiscal Year 2022 is now available online.
View the report here: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/6117.
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. Protecting human health, public safety and the environment is USACE’s top priority in the execution of the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). At the 21 active FUSRAP sites located across eight states, remedial action is planned, underway or pending final closeout. These sites do not pose an immediate threat to human health or the environment.
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.
The Fiscal Year 2022 FUSRAP budget of $300 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 seven sites, conducting site closeout activities at one site, and providing government oversight at one site. The program completed the remedial investigation for the Superior Steel Site in Carnegie, Pennsylvania, and signed two Records of Decision, one for the Niagara Falls Storage Site Balance of Plant and Groundwater Operable Units in Lewiston, New York, and one for the soils at the Middlesex Landfill Site in Middlesex, New Jersey. Additionally, a total of 111,000 cubic yards of contaminated material were disposed and 76 vicinity properties were released for beneficial use.
Additional information, including program accomplishments and site-specific updates, available in the latest report.