Project Manager: Mr. Tim Herald
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 by the end of 2012. The waste water treatment plant (WWTP) was also disassembled and removed from the site. Prior to remediation activities starting again, a new WWTP will be mobilized.
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 subsequently challenged the agency's contract award and filed protests with the Government Accountability Office. 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. A Notice-To-Proceed was issued to Jacobs in February 2019. Remediation plans and procedures are being developed with site infrastructure improvements expected to start in fall 2020 and remediation to start by spring 2022.
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 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 Public Affairs office at (412) 395-7500.