Superfund Site:

JOLIET ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT (MANUFACTURING 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:
6MI S OF ELWOOD OFF RTE 53, JOLIET, IL 60434

Background

The Joliet Army Ammunition Plant Manufacturing Area is located 10 miles south of Joliet in Will County, Illinois. It covers 14 square miles of a former Army munitions facility. From the early 1940s through 1977 in the MFG Area, more than four billion pounds of explosives, primarily trinitrotoluene (TNT) and tetryl. The production facilities are located in the northern half of the MFG Area. Extensive explosives storage facilities occupy the southern half of the MFG Area. Following cleanup, the site’s long-term remedy is in place. Groundwater monitoring is ongoing. The site is now in reuse.  Test