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Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Bureau of Environmental Remediation
Identified Sites List Information

Project Code: C400772119Site Status:Active
Other Names:
Address: City:POWHATTAN
Zip Code: 66527
County: BRRiver Basin: Missouri
Latitude: 39.76143Longitude:-95.63304
Program Name: BER - State CooperativeProject Manager:Brittany R. Bennett, M.S.E.
Contaminants: VOC

Environmental Use Control In Place ?   No
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Site Narrative:
In 1986, statewide water supply sampling conducted by KDHE identified carbon tetrachloride in PWS #1. In 1989 the city was connected to the Brown County RWD #2 system. Between 1987 and 2005, several investigations were conducted by or on behalf of KDHE which identified carbon tetrachloride, ethylene dibromide and nitrate contamination in the vicinity of the former CCC/USDA facility and the existing Ag Partners facility.

Soil and groundwater sampling conducted by KDHE in November 2005 (i.e., Supplemental Sampling Event (SSE)) indicated that both the Co-op and CCC/USDA are responsible for carbon tetrachloride contamination at the site and that the Co-op is responsible for the ethylene dibromide and nitrate contamination. Based on the SSE, CCC/USDA conducted a soil and groundwater investigation in 2007. The 2007 investigation identified sources at the former CCC/USDA facility and identified contamination migrating from sources associated wih the Ag Partners facility. KDHE has requested that CCC/USDA develop and submit an interim measure work plan/design to address carbon tetrachloride contamination attributable to historical CCC/USDA operations, and prepare a Corrective Action Study for the Site.

For more information regarding site activities near the former CCC/USDA grain bin Site, please refer to the Site Information Fact Sheet for the Ag Partners Cooperative, Inc., Powhattan Site (C4-007-00045). USDA has summitted a CAS and KDHE has accepted the CAS with comments 4/16/2018. KDHE approved a CAS addendum addressing VI concerns on July 14, 2020. The draft Corrective Action Decision (CAD) is in the Public Comment Period until November 15, 2020

Legal Description

Actions Completed
Activity TypeActivityStartCompleted
TRANSFERTransfer Within Bureau05/01/200305/01/2003
PRP IDENTIFICATION/NEGOTIATIONInteragency Agreement05/01/200305/01/2003
INVESTIGATION Source Investigation08/18/200808/18/2008
INTERIM ACTION Interim Remedial Measure - source04/16/201804/16/2018
EVALUATION OF REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVES Corrective Action Study04/16/201804/16/2018
EVALUATION OF REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVES Corrective Action Study07/14/202007/14/2020
DECISION OF REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVES Corrective Action Decision08/01/2019 

Actions Underway
Activity TypeActivityStartCompleted
MASTER PROJECTMaster Project Details05/01/200307/14/2020
REMEDIAL DESIGN/ACTION Corrective Action Plan08/08/2022 

Actions Proposed
Activity TypeActivityStartCompleted
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