US Army Corps of Engineers
Pittsburgh District

Shallow Land Disposal Area

Aerial view of Shallow Land Disposal Area before excavationProject Manager: Mr. Tim Herald


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 

In April 2017, the Army Corps awarded a $350-million remediation services contract to Jacobs Field Services North America, Inc. from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, for the clean-up of radioactive waste at the Shallow Land Disposal Area.

Unsuccessful bidders challenged the agency's contract award and filed protests with the Government Accountability Office. The GAO dismissed the protests after the Army Corps agreed to re-evaluate the proposals.

The specific impact on the project schedule cannot be determined at this time.



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... 

SLDA Administravtive Record

The Shallow Land Disposal Area site Administrative Record is a compellation of records of various lengths. A copy of the record can be viewed at the Apollo Municipal Library. An electronic copy can be obtained, by request, at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District office by contacting us at (412) 395-7500.