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Site A/Plot M Disposal Site

  The Site A/Plot M Disposal Site is located within Red Gate Woods and situated on the former grounds of Argonne National Laboratory and its predecessor, the University of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory in Cook County, Illinois and is now part of the Palos Forest Preserve. The site contains buried radioactive waste from contaminated building debris, and the Chicago Pile-1 (CP-1), Chicago Pile-2 (CP-2), and Chicago Pile-3 (CP-3) nuclear reactors.


Site A is located near 41°42′8″N, 87°54′48″W. (41.702364 -87.913306)

During the Glenwood stage of Lake Chicago, this was part of Mount Forest Island, a triangular island 6 miles long and 4 miles wide, rising 80 to 120 feet above the surrounding waters. [1]

Google Maps of Site A and Plot M


Alden, William C. (1902). Description of the Chicago District. Geologic Atlas of the United States, Number 81. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved on 2007-05-23.

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