IOWA ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT
Superfund Site Profile
The Iowa Army Ammunition Plant (IAAAP) is a 20,000-acre Load, Assembly, and Pack munitions facility located in southeastern Iowa, 10 miles west of Burlington. The IAAAP is owned by the U.S. Government and operated by a contractor, currently American Ordnance, for the Department of Army. The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC; currently known as the Department of Energy) assembled nuclear weapons at the site from 1948 to 1975, contaminating soils and groundwater with explosives, radioactive materials and lead.
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