The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released, for public review comment, the proposed plan for the Guterl Specialty Steel Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP) Site. The proposed plan is available in the reports section below as well as located within the Administrative Record, Section 04, Feasibility Study, Subsections 04.09 (Feasibility Study) and 04.10 (Proposed Plan).
You are encouraged to review and provide your comments on the proposed plan. The public comment period begins July 12, 2021, and ends September 10, 2021. A virtual public meeting will be conducted on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 7 p.m. Space is limited, so please email firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, to register for the meeting, and to let us know if you will be providing comments. The public meeting presentation is available on the website in the Public Presentations section. The virtual public meeting will be recorded so that oral comments received can be captured.
The proposed plan documents the Corps of Engineers’ preferred alternative to address FUSRAP-related contamination in buildings, soil, and groundwater at the Guterl Site: Site-Wide Alternative 3. The alternative includes: dismantlement and off-site disposal of buildings that were involved in Atomic Energy Commission activities during the 1940s and 1950s; removal and off-site disposal of soil to the preliminary remediation goal for groundwater protection; and uranium groundwater plume recovery using extraction wells and an in situ rubblized trench with ex situ treatment, environmental monitoring of groundwater plume attenuation (enhanced and natural).
The feasibility study was also released to support the proposed plan. The report identifies, develops and evaluates remedial alternatives to address FUSRAP-related constituents of concern (thorium-232 and uranium in soil and buildings, and uranium in groundwater) at the site.
The public is encouraged to email comments to email@example.com or mail them to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Buffalo District, Attention: Environmental Project Management Section, 1776 Niagara Street, Buffalo, New York 14207 before the close of the comment period.
The preferred alternative may be modified based on any new information acquired during the designated public comment period. Responses to comments received will be provided in the record of decision, which will identify the selected remedy to be implemented.
A link to the administrative record file for the site is available below.