Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program
The program is designed to clean up low-level radioactive waste generated during the early years of the nation's atomic energy program. Congress added the Colonie and Maywood sites to the program because the waste was similar to that of sites in FUSRAP. Contamination at the sites consists mainly of low levels of uranium, radium and thorium on building surfaces and in soil. Much of the contamination resulted from processing ores to recover uranium and thorium during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s.
Remedial work is actively ongoing at five remediation sites under control of the New York District.
The five sites - in Wayne, Maywood and Middlesex in New Jersey, and Colonie and Sylvania in New York - are being cleaned up under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. The Corps assumed control of FUSRAP in October 1997 from the Department of Energy.
| Colonie* | Maywood** | Wayne | Middlesex Sampling Plant| Sylvania | Middlesex Municipal Landfill
* See Colonie Public Notices Below
** See Maywood Public Notice Below
* COLONIE PUBLIC NOTICES
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED 30 DAYS AT THE REQUEST OF LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS. THIS MEANS THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOW CONTINUES UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22ND. CLICK HERE TO SEE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW.
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PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD HAS BEEN EXTENDED 30 DAYS AT THE REQUEST OF LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS. THIS MEANS THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOW CONTINUES UNTIL SEPTEMBER 22ND. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BELOW.
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** PUBLIC NOTICE THAT FIVE-YEAR-REVIEW IS UNDERWAY REGARDING ONGOING WORK AT MAYWOOD
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting a five-year review of the cleanup activities at the Maywood Chemical Superfund site located in the Boroughs of Maywood, Lodi, and the Township of Rochelle Park, Bergen County, New Jersey.
The purpose of the five-year review is to ensure that the cleanup activities implemented at the site remain protective of public health and the environment.
Click here to access the public notification with more information about the EPA's Five-Year Review of the ongoing work at Maywood
For more information on the FUSRAP program overall, please visit theU.S. Army Corps of Engineers HQ FUSRAP page.