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Shallow Land Disposal Area

Aerial view of Shallow Land Disposal Area before excavationProject Manager: Michael Helbling

Project Status 

At this time all of the exhumed material has been packaged and transported from the project site. The waste water treatment plant (WWTP) has been disassembled and removed from the project site. The small amount of waste that accumulated in the WWTP was packaged and removed from the site. The purpose of the WWTP was to catch, filter and contain waste particulates from water used during remediation activities. Now that all the waste has been packaged there is no further need for the WWTP. Prior to remedia­tion activates starting again, another WWTP will be installed.

Contract Status 

A draft request for proposal was posted in January 2012. We project to have the contract awarded in August of 2015. Once awarded, the contractor will develop work plans which must be completed and approved by the Corps prior to beginning remedi­ation. Concurrently, the new contractor must mobilize at the site and install a new Waste Water Treatment Plan. Current projection is that remediation will begin during the construction season in 2016.

About the Project

In January 2002, Section 8143 of Public Law 107-117 directed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to cleanup radioactive waste at the Parks Township Shallow Land Disposal Area (SLDA) site under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).  The cleanup will follow the remediation process outlined in the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and is consistent with the requirements of the July 5, 2001 Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for coordination of cleanup and decommissioning of FUSRAP sites with NRC-licensed facilities.  The CERCLA process consists of: Site Designation, Preliminary Assessment, Site Inspection, Remedial Investigation, Feasibility Study, Proposed Plan, Record of Decision, Remedial Design and Remedial Action. Click here to read more... 

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