Remediation activities are currently underway in accordance with the Record of Decision, which was signed in August 2013. 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, USACE 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.

Five-Year Review

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. For more information, view the Public Notice

Chambers Works FUSRAP Site

Areas within the Chemours site (formerly known as 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. 

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.