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.
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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.