Granite City, Illinois Site
Background—The Granite 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 sheet.