The Staten Island Warehouse (SIW) is a 1.25-acre site on the north side of Richmond Terrace, directly below the Bayonne Bridge in Port Richmond, Staten Island, New York. SIW was used by African Metals Corporation to store high-grade Belgian Congo uranium ore from 1940 to 1942. The uranium ore was later purchased by the Manhattan Engineering District (MED) in support of MED activities.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identified contamination in the northwest corner of the property in 1980. The DOE conducted an eligibility review in 1985-1986 and determined the Site was not eligible for the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) based on contract language that indicated the Government did not take possession of the ore until it was removed from the SIW site. However, following the review of additional radiological survey information gathered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from the SIW site in 2008 as well as additional contract language, the DOE found the SIW site eligible for inclusion in FUSRAP in October 2009. SIW was added to the FUSRAP program in May 2020. The USACE conducted a Preliminary Assessment (PA), Site Inspection (SI) and a Supplemental Site Investigation at the SIW site. USACE has determined that the project qualifies for a time critical removal action. The time critical removal is planned for the fall of 2023.
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