DEEPWATER, NJ --
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Philadelphia District, is addressing radiological contamination in specific areas of the Chemours Chambers Works site in Deepwater, New Jersey. In the 1940s, manufacturing operations for the federal government resulted in limited areas of soil and groundwater contamination. USACE is addressing site cleanup under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP).
USACE is currently conducting a five-year review. The purpose of the review is to evaluate the implementation and performance of the site remedy to determine if the remedy is and will continue to protect human health and the environment. The remedial action includes soil excavation and monitored natural attenuation for groundwater to address radioactive contamination as defined in the Record of Decision published by USACE in August 2013. It is anticipated that the final five-year review report will be completed by December 2021.
For more information, visit: https://www.nap.usace.army.mil/Missions/FUSRAP/ or contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Philadelphia District at Philly@usace.army.mil
Release no. 21-011