ST. LOUIS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is conducting the second Five-Year Review of its environmental remedial actions that have been implemented at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (located in Middletown, Iowa). The purpose of the Five-Year Review is to determine whether the remedial actions are protective of human health and the environment. In addition, the Five-Year Review report will identify issues, if any, found during the review and make recommendations to address them.
For management purposes, the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant environmental cleanup is divided into 11 operable units, or OUs. The USACE Five-Year Review is required for the OUs that fall under the responsibility of USACE as outlined in the FUSRAP Federal Facilities Agreement (FFA), dated October 2006. OUs included in this review are OU-1 and OU-8. The OU-1 Five-Year Review will address protectiveness of Line 1 and the West Burn Pads Area South of the Road. The OU-8 Five-Year Review will address protectiveness of the Firing Sites Area; Storage Yards C, G and L; Warehouse 3-01; and selected buildings within Line 1.
USACE is conducting this Five-Year Review as required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, commonly known as CERCLA or Superfund, and the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan. USACE will conduct the review with oversight and support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
The final Five-Year Review report is expected to be available in April 2024 at the following locations:
- IAAAP Visitor Reception Area in the IAAAP Administrative Building 100-101, 17571 DMC Highway 79, Middletown, IA 52638-5000;
- Burlington Public Library, 501 North Fourth St., Burlington, IA 52601; and the
- FUSRAP Area Office, 114 James S. McDonnell Blvd., Hazelwood, MO 63042.
For more information regarding FUSRAP environmental activities at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant, contact Michael Kessler at 314-260-3919.
Release no. 23-004