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Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, Site

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Background—The Indian Orchard Site, located in Indian Orchard, Massachusetts, 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—The Indian Orchard Site is privately owned. Interior surfaces of a building at this site were contaminated in 1948 by machining uranium metal for the Manhattan Engineer District and the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission to support Brookhaven National Laboratory defense-related projects.

DOE designated the site for remediation under FUSRAP in 1992. Remediation was completed in 1995. DOE certified that the site conformed to applicable cleanup criteria and standards and released the property for unrestricted use. The building was subsequently demolished, and the site has been redeveloped.

Final Conditions—No supplemental limits or 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 Indian Orchard FUSRAP Site, view the fact sheet.

Last Updated: 12/20/2017