Annual FUSRAP Report Available Online

The Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program Update for Fiscal Year 2023 is now available online.

View the report here: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/6759

This annual report provides information about progress the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is making in cleaning up and completing projects being executed under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). Under this program, USACE cleans up contamination from sites in the United States resulting from work performed as part of the nation’s early atomic energy program.

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Public health and safety are USACE’s top priorities. USACE remains committed to cleaning up and completing projects on FUSRAP sites to protect the health and well-being of communities and the environment. At the 21 active FUSRAP sites located across eight states, remedial action is planned, underway or pending final closeout. These sites do not pose an immediate threat to human health or the environment.

Background

FUSRAP was initiated in 1974 to identify, investigate and, if necessary, clean up or control sites throughout the United States contaminated as a result of Manhattan Engineer District (MED) or early Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) activities. Both the MED and the AEC were predecessors of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). Congress transferred administration and execution of FUSRAP cleanups from the DOE to USACE in October 1997. USACE continues to address sites the DOE began, sites that were referred to USACE by the DOE Office of Legacy Management under a USACE/DOE Memorandum of Understanding, and one site added to the program by statute.

Program Accomplishments

The allocation of $400 million for FUSRAP in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 was the highest amount received in the history of the program. It was used to fully fund ongoing remedial activities at 13 sites, conduct ongoing investigations at six sites, conduct site closeout activities at one site, and provide government oversight at one site. Program accomplishments in FY 2023 included:

  • Completing the remedial investigation for the Niagara Falls Storage Site Vicinity Property H-Prime in Lewiston, New York.
  • Signing the record of decision for the Guterl Specialty Steel Site in Lockport, New York, and the action memorandum for the Staten Island Warehouse in Staten Island, New York.
  • Disposing a total of 100,500 cubic yards of contaminated material.
  • Releasing 75 vicinity properties (VPs) for beneficial use.

Additional information, including program accomplishments and site-specific updates, available in the latest report.