The Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) is designed to clean up low-level radioactive waste generated during the early years of the nation's atomic energy program. 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 Maywood, Middlesex Sampling Plant, and Middlesex Municipal Landfill in New Jersey, and Staten Island Warehouse and Sylvania Corning in New York - are being cleaned up under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program. USACE assumed control of FUSRAP in October 1997 from the Department of Energy.