ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, will host an open house to share information about clean-up activities impacting the Downtown and North St. Louis areas affected by low-level radiological contamination. The public is invited Thursday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Hazelwood Civic Center East, 8969 Dunn Road, Hazelwood, MO 63042.
Subject-matter experts from the Corps’ Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will be on hand to provide updates on project progress including, soil and water sampling and monitoring, ongoing remediation, transportation and disposal efforts, and to answer questions.
“Our team looks forward to this annual opportunity to meet with our neighbors and share our continuing commitment to the community,” said Bruce Munholand, program manager for FUSRAP. “We care about their quality of life.”
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 more than 1.3 million cubic yards of soil -- of which approximately 957,000 cubic yards were located in North County.
The St. Louis District supports the needs of the community and the environment through many civil works missions. For more information, visit the St. Louis District at www.mvs.usace.army.mil, the FUSRAP webpage at www.mvs.usace.army.mil/Missions/Centers-of-Expertise/Formerly-Utilized-Sites-Remedial-Action-Program/, and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/teamsaintlouis.
Release no. 19-006