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Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, Site

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Background—The Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, 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 (AEC) operations

History—At the Aliquippa site, the Vulcan Crucible Steel Company heated and rolled uranium metal into rods for the AEC from 1948 to 1949, resulting in contamination of building surfaces, equipment, and soil. The site is currently used for light manufacturing.

The former owner decontaminated the site to then-applicable guidelines in 1950 while under contract with AEC. DOE conducted additional remediation under FUSRAP in 1988, 1993, and 1994. Supplemental limits were applied to uranium dust left in inaccessible areas. In 1996, DOE certified that applicable cleanup criteria had been achieved, and the site was released for unrestricted use.

Final Conditions—No institutional controls are in effect at the site, and DOE does not require on-site monitoring or surveillance. Office of Legacy Management long-term stewardship responsibilities consist of managing FUSRAP site records and responding to stakeholder inquiries. 

For more information about the Aliquippa FUSRAP Site, view the fact sheet.

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Last Updated: 12/20/2017