New Jersey, Site was remediated 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—Rare Earths, Inc.
and then W.R. Grace and Company operated the 6.5-acre site as a rare earth and
thorium processing facility from 1948 to 1971. Contaminated waste materials were
buried on site and the facility license was terminated. DOE acquired the
property for interim storage of contaminated soil and debris removed from nearby
(vicinity) properties. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency listed the site
on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984.
DOE began remediation of
the site and contaminated vicinity properties; remediation was completed by the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in 2003. The site was transferred to Wayne
Township for recreational use in 2006. In 2010, USACE remediated residual
radioactive contamination in public rights-of-way.
Conditions—The site transferred to the Office of Legacy Management
(LM) in 2007. Until the site is delisted from the NPL, DOE will continue to
impose a groundwater use restriction on the site. LM's requirements consist of
monitoring the site for groundwater use, managing and preserving site
information, and responding to requests for information. For more information about the Wayne Site, view the