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Shallow Land Disposal Area

Aerial view of Shallow Land Disposal Area before excavation

Project Manager: Tim Herald


Project Status:

The Army Corps is currently maintaining the site, conducting regular environmental monitoring, and providing security.  Material exhumed in 2011 that exceeded site specific cleanup goals was packaged, transported, and disposed of outside of Pennsylvania in 2012. 

In April 2017, the Army Corps awarded a $350-million remediation services contract to Jacobs Technology Inc from Tullahoma, TN for the clean-up of radioactive waste at the Shallow Land Disposal Area.  Unsuccessful bidders subsequently challenged the agency's contract award and filed protests with the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO dismissed the protests in August 2017 after the Army Corps agreed to re-evaluate the proposals. In September 2018 the Army Corps confirmed their original selection, and a Notice-To-Proceed was issued to Jacobs in February 2019. Remediation design plans and procedures are currently being developed in anticipation of starting site infrastructure improvements in Fiscal Year 2021. 

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. Click here to read more.

SLDA Administrative Record

The Shallow Land Disposal Area site Administrative Record is a compilation of records of various lengths. A copy of the record can be viewed at the Apollo Memorial Library (219 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Apollo, PA 15613). An electronic copy can be obtained, by request, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District Public Affairs office at (412) 395-7500.



May 2021 SLDA Groundwater Reports for 2020
June 2020 SLDA Groundwater Reports for 2019
July 2019 SLDA Groundwater Reports for 2018
September 2018  SLDA Groundwater Reports for 2017
July 2017 SLDA Groundwater Reports for 2016
December 2016  SLDA Groundwater Reports for 2015
December 2015 Record of Decision Amendment (signed) 
 April 2015  SLDA Groundwater Reports for 2014
January 2015  Proposed Record of Decision Amendment
January 2015  Transmittal Letter for Proposed Record of Decision Amendment
January 2015  2014 Feasibility Study Addendum
December 2013  Ground Water and Surface Water Monitoring Data 
November 2012  Public Meeting Transcript
June 2012  Public Comment Meeting - Public Comments Received
June 2012  Public Comment Meeting Transcript
May 2011  Shallow Land Disposal Area Evacuation Routes
May 2011  Public Meeting Presentation Slides
May 2011  Frequently Asked Questions about a Radiation Emergency
April 2010  Background Information and Public Meeting Presentation Slides
October 2007  Shallow Land Disposal Area, Parks Township, Pennsylvania Mailing
August 2007  Record of Decision for the Shallow Land Disposal Area Site (5.5MG)
September 2006  Proposed Plan for the Shallow Land Disposal Area Site (9.5MG)
September 2006  Feasibility Study for the Shallow Land Disposal Area Site (12.8MG without Appendices)
October 2005  Final Remedial Investigation (RI) Report (100 MB) and Appendices
March 2002  Preliminary Assessment Shallow Land Disposal Area, Parks Twp., Armstrong Co., Pennsylvania
  Additional documents released under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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