Superfund Site:

CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE
RANTOUL, IL

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Teresa Jones
(312) 886-0725

Remedial Project Manager
Syed Quadri
(312) 886-5736

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Site Location

Street Address:
AFBCA/DA-CHANUTE, RANTOUL, IL 61866

Background

Chanute Air Force Base (AFB) is located in Champaign County, Illinois. It was constructed in 1917. The main base covers 2,125 acres. It initially served as a pilot training facility for Air Force personnel, civilian employees, and for other Department of Defense personnel, and as a storage depot for aircraft engines and paint. From 1922 to 1938, the base served as a training school for all Air Corps mechanics. Training activities focused on operation and maintenance of military aircraft and ground support equipment. During World War II, technical training operations focused on aircraft maintenance and metal processing. Military flight operations were terminated at Chanute AFB ...
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