Madison, Illinois, Site map.


The Madison 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.


During the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Dow Metal Products Division of Dow Chemical Company machined and shaped uranium metal and straightened uranium rods for AEC. Radiological surveys conducted in 1989 identified uranium dust on interior overhead surfaces that exceeded DOE guidelines. The site was designated for remedial action under FUSRAP in 1992. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) completed remediation in 2000.

Final Conditions

Post remedial action survey results indicated that the radiological condition of the Madison site is in compliance with the standards established in the Record of Decision and USACE released the site for unrestricted use. The site transferred to the Office of Legacy Management in 2003, long-term stewardship responsibilities consist of managing FUSRAP site records and responding to stakeholder inquiries. 

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

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