Background—The Colonie, New York, Site is undergoing remediation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program (FUSRAP). FUSRAP was established in 1974 to remediate sites where radioactive contamination remained from Manhattan Project and early U.S. Atomic Energy Commission operations.
History—The Colonie Site is located in the town of Colonie, near Albany. The site was used for electroplating and manufacturing various components containing uranium and thorium, resulting in radioactive contamination of site buildings, portions of the grounds, and 56 commercial and residential vicinity properties. DOE acquired the site in 1984 and used it for temporary storage of waste remediated from 53 vicinity properties and the on-site buildings. In 1997, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers assumed responsibility for the remaining cleanup activities at the site.
Final Conditions—DOE owns the Colonie Site. When remedial action is complete, DOE will become responsible for long-term surveillance and maintenance. At that time, DOE will consider selling the site for beneficial reuse.For more information about the Colonie Site, view the