Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP)

Shaw has performed major investigation and remediation projects at eight Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) sites since 1999. We are working at Maywood, N.J.; St. Louis North County and downtown St. Louis. Shaw successfully completed work at the Linde site and Colonie and Ashland 1 & 2 sites in New York.

The nationwide FUSRAP program was established to remediate environmental contamination as a result of U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and Manhattan Engineer District activities. From the 1940s through the 1960s, the two agencies were involved in advancing the nation’s atomic energy program. As a result of their activities, several sites were contaminated with low levels of uranium, thorium and radium. The Department of Energy began the cleanup program in 1974, and in 1997 it was transferred to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps).

The scope of Shaw’s work at the sites includes a wide range of comprehensive services, including the following:

  • Remedial investigations, site characterization and land surveys
  • Soil and sediment sampling and analysis
  • Remedial engineering
  • Design and construction
  • Water treatment
  • Waste transportation and disposal services
  • Risk assessments, including human health and ecological aspects
  • Short-term and long-term operation and maintenance
  • Utility relocation and new utility construction
  • Site restoration

Highlights and Accomplishments

  • Shaw has safely excavated and disposed of more than 260,000 cubic yards of material at Maywood since construction began in 2001. Nineteen of the 24 vicinity properties have been remediated fully.
  • At the Maywood site, Shaw has successfully managed more than 21 million gallons of construction water, which is pumped from remedial excavations and transported to a water treatment system.
  • Shaw has handled approximately 350,000 tons of material at the Linde site.
  • Shaw has excavated and shipped more than 1 million tons of contaminated soil and debris and treated more than 23.5 million gallons of water from the St. Louis sites.
  • Shaw successfully developed multiple treatment and disposal strategies for selenium-contaminated groundwater at the St. Louis North County site.

Because of the proximity to commercial and residential areas and land use issues at many of the sites, Shaw and the Corps are required to work closely with property owners and tenants, neighbors and local officials in order to ensure safe and effective operations that benefit the community at large.

Project Details

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Maywood, N.J.; St. Louis, Mo.; several locations in New York

Environmental remediation, design, construction and waste management

1999 – present