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Status

The DuPont Chambers Works cleanup plan was presented at public meetings in 2013. After a public comment period, USACE signed a Record of Decision (RoD) and awarded a contract for remediation activities in September of 2013. The contractor began prep work in the early Spring and is expected to begin excavation in June of 2014. Work is expected to last approximately two years.  

Announcements

Meeting announcements are made via email, postcard mailings, and newspaper notices. Be sure to get on our mailing list and look for notices in the South Jersey Times, Sunday editions and on this website. Meeting information and summaries are provided in the FUSRAP Meeting Information Section. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Mike Hart, USACE Project Manager at 215-656-6513 or the Philadelphia District Public Affairs Office at 215-656-6515.

Cleanup Plan

The cleanup plan involves excavating impacted soil and transporting offsite to a permitted disposal facility, specifically designed for the safe disposal of radiological materials. In addition, the Corps plans to monitor the natural physical and chemical processes in groundwater, after the soil has been removed, as they are expected to reduce remaining contaminant concentrations. 

DuPont Chambers Works FUSRAP Site

Areas within the DuPont Chambers Works in Deepwater, New Jersey are being investigated and cleaned up under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The Department of Energy (DOE) created FUSRAP to address radiological contamination at sites used by DOE’s predecessor agencies, the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) and the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) from the 1940s through the 1960s.

DuPont Chambers Works

What is FUSRAP?

During the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, work was performed at sites throughout the United States as part of the nation's early atomic energy program. Some sites' activities can be traced back as far as World War II and the Manhattan Engineer District (MED); other sites were involved in peacetime activities under the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC). Both MED and AEC were predecessors of DOE.

FUSRAP Background

Contact

Philadelphia District
Public Affairs Office
100 Penn Square E.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-656-6515
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