Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway
Conditions at Proposal (September 29, 1998): The Middlesex Sampling Plant (MSP) is located in the Borough of Middlesex, New Jersey. The site consists of three sources known as the Middlese x Municipal Landfill (MML) Pile, the Vicinity Property (VP) Pile, and Facility Soils. The MSP is situated within the Raritan Rive r drainage basin and runoff from the site flows south into a seri es of ditches, streams and brooks. The MSP was established in 1943 as part of the Manhattan Eng ineer District (MED) for sampling, storing and shipping radioacti ve ores. Over the years that operations were conducted at the MS P, the buildings and soils on the MSP and vicinity land parcels w ere contaminated with elevated levels of radioactive hazardous su bstances. In 1967, all activities at the MSP were terminated. in 1980 it was determined that the control of the contamination as sociated with the MSP would be managed under the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Formerly Utilized Sites Remedial Action Program ( FUSRAP). The MML Pile was filled with radioactive material excavated from the MML. The MML is a landfill owned by the Town of Middles ex and was primarily used for the disposal of municipal wastes. Radioactive wastes originating from the MSP were disposed of at the MML. The excavation of radioactive material from the MML was completed in 1986. The VP pile was filled with radioactive soil and material excavated from vicinity properties and a drainage di tch to the south of the MSP. More...