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Posted 2/12/2018

Release no. 18-011


Contact
Amanda Kruse
314-331-8095
amanda.l.kruse@usace.army.mil

ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host a public meeting on the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) for current site updates Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at Hazelwood Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The meeting will include an overview of FUSRAP and updates on current and planned remedial activities. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will also present on services it can provide residents in North County. After the presentations, subject-matter experts from FUSRAP, MDNR and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will be on hand for questions.

“We are extremely pleased with the remedial work completed at the Palm Drive residential properties,” FUSRAP program manager Bruce Munholand said. “Drawing on lessons learned from remediation in nearby parks, our team developed a plan that allowed us to complete remedial excavation in less than a month, lessening the impacts on residents.”

FUSRAP protects human health and the environment by addressing the risks at designated sites contaminated with radioactive waste from the nation’s early atomic weapons development and production activities. Executing approved remedies, FUSRAP professionals clean up radioactive contamination above health-based cleanup guidelines while minimizing effects on residents and area businesses. Since 1997, St. Louis District FUSRAP has removed about 1.28 million cubic yards of soil -- of which approximately 935,000 cubic yards were located in North County.

“Our top priority will always be the remediation of residential and recreational properties to ensure the health and safety of the residents of North St. Louis County and the environment,” Munholand said. “We will continue to execute a methodical plan for cleaning up the Coldwater Creek corridor and adjacent properties from McDonnell Boulevard to the Missouri River.”

For more information, visit the St. Louis District FUSRAP webpage at http://bit.ly/FUSRAPstl, St. Louis District Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/teamsaintlouis, or contact Amanda Kruse at 314-331-8095 or, via email, at Amanda.L.Kruse@usace.army.mil.

Coldwater Creek FUSRAP