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 the remediation of Palm Drive Properties and current site updates Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at Hazelwood Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The meeting will include an update on current FUSRAP and planned remedial activities at the Palm Drive Properties, followed by a breakout session. Experts from FUSRAP, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will be present to address any specific concerns or issues.
“The people who live and work in North County, especially in the neighborhoods along the Coldwater Creek Corridor, are very important to us,” said Bruce Munholand, chief of FUSRAP for the St. Louis District. “A healthier and safer environment is our continued commitment to the community.”
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. FUSRAP professionals execute approved remedies to 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 more than 1.2 million cubic yards of soil -- approximately 925,000 cubic yards of which were located in North County.
“Our hope is that the time we spend together sharing our progress and plans, and listening to the concerns of the public, continues to strengthen our partnership with the community so that together we can leave a legacy for future generations to be proud of,” Munholand said.
For more information visit the St. Louis District FUSRAP web page, http://bit.ly/FUSRAPstl
St. Louis District Facebook at, www.facebook.com/teamsaintlouis, or contact Amanda Kruse at Amanda.L.Kruse@usace.army.mil