Superfund Site:

JOLIET ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT (LOAD-ASSEMBLY-PACKING AREA)
JOLIET, IL

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Janet Pope
(312) 353-0628

Remedial Project Manager
Thomas Barounis
(312) 353-5577

Site Location

Street Address:
HWY 53 & ARSENAL AVE, JOLIET, IL 60434

Background

The Joliet Army Ammunition Plant Load-Assembly-Package (LAP) Area is located 10 miles south of Joliet in Will County, Illinois. It covers 22 square miles of a former Army munitions facility. From the early 1940s through 1977, high explosive artillery shells, bombs, mines and small arms ammunition were loaded, assembled and packaged on site. Following cleanup, the site’s long-term remedy is in place. Groundwater monitoring is ongoing. The site is now in reuse. 

The former Joliet Army Ammunition Plant – one of the largest and most productive ordnance complexes ever built – has a new identity as the Midewin Tallgrass Prairie, Abraham ...
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