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 2023. 

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.

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Previous Site Activities

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Incident Response and Coordination

Safety During Remediation