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FUSRAP: North County ROD Slide Show

Photo of Coldwater Creek.
Approximately 15 miles from downtown St. Louis, the St. Louis Airport Project Site is immediately north of St. Louis Lambert International Airport and is bounded by the Norfolk and Western Railroad and Banshee Road on the south, Coldwater Creek on the west, and McDonnell Boulevard and adjacent recreational fields on the north and east.
Workers conduct remedial activities on one of the St. Louis Airport Site Vicinity Properties.
The approach to Coldwater Creek is to first eliminate the sources of contamination. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently remediating properties adjacent to CWC from upstream to downstream.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) is currently remediating properties adjacent to Coldwater Creek from upstream to downstream. In 1998, USACE removed contamination from Coldwater Creek to support the City of Florissant’s upgrade of the St. Denis Bridge over the creek. In 2005, contamination in CWC was removed as part of the cleanup at SLAPS.
In 1946, the Manhattan Engineer District (MED) acquired the 21.7-acre tract of land now known as the St. Louis Airport Site (SLAPS) to store residues from uranium processing at the Mallinckrodt facility in St. Louis.
Progress is being made at the St. Louis Airport Site Tuesday, March 7, 2006. In 1997, an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) developed by Department of Energy proposed the removal of radioactive contaminated materials immediately adjacent to Coldwater Creek (CWC) at the West End of the St. Louis Airport Site next to the gabion wall and shipped to a licensed out-of-state disposal facility. The remainder of SLAPS was remediated in accordance with the North County Record of Decision, which was issued in September 2005. More than 600,000 cubic yards of radiologically contaminated material was removed from SLAPS over a nine-year period. A formal closing ceremony took place May 30, 2007.
The Latty Avenue Site (Latty) is located in northern St. Louis County within the city limits of Hazelwood and Berkeley, Missouri. Hazelwood Interim Storage Site (HISS) is located at 9170 Latty Ave., approximately 3.2 miles northeast of the control tower of the St. Louis Lambert International Airport and approximately half a mile northeast of the St. Louis Airport Site. Latty is comprised of eight vicinity properties (VPs) as well as HISS and Futura.The residences in Berkeley are southeast of the site.
Coldwater Creek Sampling locations

Final Record of Decision for FUSRAP's North St. Louis County Sites

The St. Louis District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), announced the signature and release of the Final Record of Decision (ROD) for the North St. Louis County Sites Sept. 2, 2005. These sites consist of the St. Louis Airport Site (SLAPS), the Latty Avenue Properties including the Hazelwood Interim Storage Site (HISS) and the Futura Coatings Property, the SLAPS Vicinity Properties, which include Coldwater Creek.

The ROD outlines the final remedy selected to cleanup contamination at the North St. Louis County sites. Contamination at the sites is the result of Manhattan Engineer District/Atomic Energy Commission activities that supported our nation's early atomic program in the 1940s and 1950s.

USACE worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Department of Natural Resources to develop the document. The final remedy was selected based on comments received from the public and regulatory agencies on the North County Feasibility Study and Proposed Plan (FS/PP).

The public was encouraged to review and comment on both documents during a 75-day review period beginning May 1, 2003, and continuing through July 14, 2003. The final remedy was selected and identified in a Record of Decision after all comments received and any new information presented were considered. Responses to comments submitted on the FS/PP are included in the Responsiveness Summary. The Responsiveness Summary is an appendix to the ROD.

In response to the potential risk of radioactive exposure, USACE has implemented Alternative 5, Excavation with Institutional Controls for Soils under Roads, Rail lines and Other Permanent Structures to protect human health and the environment. Congress directed USACE to oversee the cleanup of the St. Louis North County Site under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). The cleanup must follow the requirements set by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (also known as CERCLA or Superfund).


To help you navigate through the Record of Decision, Feasibility Study and Proposed Plan, the Table of Contents for each document has electronic links to all the contents listed. Click the content of your choice, and the program will route you to it automatically.

The ROD is available to the public and may be accessed at the Administrative Record locations listed below:


U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St Louis District
FUSRAP Project Office
8945 Latty Ave.
Berkeley, MO 63134

Can be viewed Monday through Friday by appointment from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Schedule an appointment by calling 314-260-3905.

St. Louis Public Library
Government Information Room
1302 Olive St.
St. Louis, MO 63103

The Administrative Record Index and the Administrative Record on CD can be viewed by appointment at the library. If you would like to view the contents of the hard-copy binder, you must give at least one day's notice so it can be moved into the Government Information Room from an off-site location.

Schedule an appointment with Jason Sutterfield at 314-539-0375.

Public Notices

Other Documents

More about FUSRAP

Protect human health and the environment.

Execute the approved alternative for cleaning up the radioactive contamination above health-based cleanup guidelines.

Minimize adverse impacts on residents and area business operations.

Return sites for appropriate beneficial use.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Louis District 
FUSRAP Area Office
114 James S. McDonnell Blvd.
Hazelwood, MO 63042

314-260-3905 NOTE: Service has been restored.