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Proposed Plan

The public is invited to review the Proposed Plan and related documents for cleanup of radiological contamination at the DuPont Chambers Works FUSRAP Site.  Documents may be reviewed at the Pennsville Public Library or electronic copies are available on the website home page. The recommended cleanup plan was presented at the Public Meeting held on January 17, 2013 in Pennsville, NJ. The public comment period on the plan ended February 16, 2013. The presentation is available here.

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.

Preferred Cleanup Alternative

The recommended cleanup alternative is to excavate impacted soil and transport offsite to a permitted disposal facility, specifically designed for the safe disposal of radiological materials. In addition, the Corps recommends monitoring 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


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