Pittsburgh District hosts information session ahead of disposal
Col. Nicholas Melin, left, the commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, talks to Armstrong County residents alongside Lt. Col. Colby Krug, the Buffalo District commander, about the Shallow Land Disposal Area to discuss the upcoming remediation project during an information session at the Parks Township Fire Department in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, Sept. 20, 2023. The Shallow Land Disposal Area is a site encompassing 44 acres of privately owned land with 10 trenches of buried radiological and non-radiological waste. The Nation’s early atomic weapons and energy program used the SLDA to dispose low-level radioactive material used for nuclear-powered submarine and power-plant fuel. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for investigating and, when necessary, cleaning up sites throughout the United States associated with nuclear waste. USACE contractors expect to begin physical remediation of the Parks Township site in 2025. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh and Buffalo districts co-hosted the information session to update residents of the remediation project plans and to receive feedback from the community before moving ahead with site cleanup. Residents who want to submit questions or want to know more about the project can visit the SLDA project page for more information. The Pittsburgh District website provides an interactive guide and answers to frequently asked questions: https://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Planning-Programs-Project-Management/Key-Projects/Shallow-Land-Disposal-Area (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District photo by Michel Sauret)

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