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.
From 1958-1966, the Betatron Building was 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 detect any metallurgical flaws before fabrication and machining were performed. After completion of AEC activities, the site was remediated to standards in effect at the time. A second Betatron Building (referred to as the New Betatron Building), was surveyed but no contamination was found.
In 1992, DOE designated the site for remediation under FUSRAP. Several discrete, localized areas of contamination in the interior of the Betatron Building 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. Both buildings have since been demolished.
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 long-term stewardship responsibilities consist of managing FUSRAP site records and responding to stakeholder inquiries.
For more information about the Granite City FUSRAP Site, view the fact sheet.