Second review to be conducted at ordnance plant

Published Jan. 15, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Mo.—The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District is initiating the second Five-Year Review for Operable Unit 2 at the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant.

This Five-Year Review is being conducted as a matter of policy and includes input from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 7, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and other local agencies.

Components of the selected remedy for OU2 include groundwater extraction and treatment, hydraulic containment, and alternate potable water supply. The selected remedy addresses groundwater contaminated with explosives and chlorinated solvents in excess of the cleanup goals established in the October 1996 Record of Decision for OU2. A review of the selected remedy with regard to protection of human health and the environment will be included in the Five-Year Review Report.

The selected remedial action for OU2 will take longer than five years to complete, but will, upon completion, result in unlimited use and unrestricted exposure. The report for this Five-Year Review will be made available to the public after finalization in August 2014. Questions or requests for information can be submitted to:

Ms. Kristine Stein
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City District
Richard Bolling Federal Building
601 E. 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 389-3172


Release no. PA-2014-01