Ashland 2 Site

Ashland 2 Site


The Ashland Oil Company used a portion of what is now the Ashland 2 Site as a landfill for disposal of general plant refuse and industrial and chemical by-products. In 1974, the Ashland Oil Company constructed a drainage ditch and a bermed area for two petroleum product storage tanks on what is now the Ashland 1 Site. Soil removed during construction, which contained radioactive residues, was transported by the Ashland Oil Company to the Seaway and Ashland 2 Sites for disposal.

Project Status

A Record of Decision (ROD) for the Ashland 1, Seaway Area D, and Ashland 2 Sites was signed on April 20, 1998. The cleanup at the Ashland 2 Site was completed in 1999, with over 52,000 tons of material excavated and shipped offsite for disposal.

The Corps of Engineers completed the Ashland Completion Report in October 2006, which closes out the 1998 Record of Decision. The Corps officially observed the completion of the work at the sites on September 14, 2006 – to commemorate the many years of hard team work and public support.

The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Legacy Management will assume responsibility for the Ashland 1, Ashland 2, Seaway Area D, and Rattlesnake Creek Sites on October 31, 2008.


News Releases  


Mar 11, 2007 

Corps Environmental Cleanup Report Complete and Available

Sep 13, 2006 

Corps Celebrates Completion of Environmental Cleanup Project

Jul 19, 1999 

FUSRAP Ashland 2 Site Restoration Begins

Feb 19, 1999 

Ashland 2 Site Nearing Completion, Public Information Session to be Held

Jul 27, 1998 

Material Being Shipped from FUSRAP Ashland 2 Site

Jul 10, 1998 

Excavation Beginning on FUSRAP Ashland 2 Site










Ashland 2 Site Designation Letter (October 1984)

Ashland 2 Site Fact Sheet (December 1999)

Ashland Sites Completion Ceremony Fact Sheet (September 2006)

Ashland Sites Closeout Report (October 2006)

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