Granite City, Illinois Site
City Site, located in Granite City, Illinois, 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—In the late 1950s and early 1960s, two federal
government-owned betatron particle accelerators were used at the Granite City
Site to x-ray uranium metal ingots for the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to
check the quality of the metal and to detect metallurgical flaws before
fabrication and machining were performed.
In 1992, DOE designated the
site for remediation under FUSRAP. Several discrete, localized areas of
contamination in the interior of one of the x-ray buildings were remediated in
1993. DOE certified that the site complied with applicable cleanup criteria and
standards in June 1994 and released the property for unrestricted use.
Final Conditions—No supplemental limits or institutional
controls are in effect at the privately owned site, and DOE does not require
on-site monitoring or surveillance. Office of Legacy Management activities
consist of managing site records and responding to stakeholder inquiries. For more information about the Granite City Site, view the fact