Since October 1997, the Corps has continued the cleanups started by Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in accordance with federal laws and under the framework of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, as amended (CERCLA). The Corps coordinates with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or state regulators on all sites.

There are currently 24 active sites. Each site may comprise multiple operable units, and/or multiple phases.

The main objectives of the Program are:

  • To minimize risk to human health and the environment;
  • To maximize the cubic yardage of contaminated material disposed;
  • To return the maximum number of affected individual properties to beneficial use; and
  • To have all remedies in place as quickly as possible within available funding.