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EPA Providing Alternate Water Supply - Parkview Well Site, Grand Island, Nebraska, November 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7, in coordination with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ), has conducted additional characterization activities at the Parkview Well Superfund Site in Grand Island. This work included sampling of ground water and several residential wells previously found to contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) at concentrations above health based levels of concern. more [PDF] (2 pp., 24 KB)


Potawatomi Tribe, Kansas Department of Agriculture and EPA Sign Agreement for Pesticides Activities

The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation (PBPN) hosted a signing ceremony Nov. 10 for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for continued coordination in implementing federal pesticide rules and regulations within the boundaries of the PBPN. more

PUBLIC NOTICE: Clean Water Act, NPDES Enforcement, Class I - Storm Water

Action: Notice of Proposed Assessments of Clean Water Act Section 309(g) Class I Administrative Penalties and Opportunity to Comment. more

Proposed Cleanup Plan, Public Comment - Offutt Air Force Base, Bellevue, Nebraska, November 2004

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 invites the public to comment on the proposed cleanup plan for Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue, Nebraska. Specifically, the proposed cleanup plan addresses the Fire Training Area 3. In addition, EPA proposes to modify Part II of the Hazardous Waste Storage Permit to include the requirements of the remedy. more [PDF] (3 pp., 43 KB)

Record of Decision - Waterloo Coal Gasification Plant Site, Waterloo, Iowa, October 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a Record of Decision (ROD) that addresses ground water contamination at the Waterloo Coal Gasification Plant in Waterloo, Iowa. This action is being taken under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as the Superfund law. The ROD was signed on September 24, 2004. more [PDF] (2 pp., 22 KB)

Removal Action - Clinton Coal Gas Site, Clinton, Iowa, October 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 will hold a public availability meeting Monday, November 8, 2004, at the Erickson Center, Room 4, 1401 11th Avenue North, Clinton, Iowa. The purpose of the meeting is to announce the start up of the Removal Action that will address coal tar contamination at the Clinton Coal Gas Site in Clinton, Iowa. more [PDF] (2 pp., 18 KB)

Record of Decision - Alcoa Site and Mississippi River Pool 15 Site, Riverdale, Iowa, October 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a Record of Decision (ROD) that addresses ground water contamination at the Alcoa Site, and sediments and fish at the Mississippi River Pool 15 (MRP15) Site in Riverdale, Iowa. This action is being taken under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as the Superfund law. The ROD was signed on September 28, 2004. more [PDF] (2 pp., 22 KB)

EPA Awards Nearly $50,000 in EJ Grants for Kansas City and Omaha

EPA Region 7 has awarded two Environmental Justice research grants in Kansas City and Omaha. This money will support projects that examine issues related to a community’s exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. more

First Five-Year Review - Missouri Electric Works Superfund Site, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, October 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducts regular five-year reviews on certain Superfund sites where some contamination remains on the site. These reviews are required by the Superfund law [42 U.S.C. ยง 9621(c)].

Five-year reviews are conducted to make sure the actions taken at a site continue to protect human health and the environment. EPA Region 7 recently conducted its first five-year review for the Missouri Electric Works (MEW) site. The MEW Five-Year Review Report has been completed and has been incorporated into the MEW Site Administrative Record. more [PDF] (2 pp., 26 KB)


Region 7 Celebrates Water Monitoring
Regional Administrator Jim Gulliford and Region 7 staff joined about 30 students from Wheatridge Middle School and Edgerton, Kan., Mayor Frances Cross on Oct. 20 to test the water quality at Edgerton Lake, commemorating World Water Monitoring Day, which took place Oct. 18. more Top photo: Gulliford examined invertebrate animal specimens from the lake as student Mason Paegel looked on. The presence of invertebrates can indicate the health of a water body. Center left photo: Wheatridge students listened as Gulliford discussed the importance of water quality and watershed health. Center right photo: Students tested water samples for various parameters, such as temperature, pH, and dissolved oxygen. Region 7 staff also helped 32 local, state and federal agencies and groups conduct the Week of Water festival in Parkville, Mo., raising environmental awareness in the Kansas City area. Bottom photo: Chemist Daniel Dorn demonstrated water sampling techniques to an attentive family at the EPA booth.

EPA Scientist to Present Research at Geological Society Meeting

David Drake, a project officer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 7 office in Kansas City, Kan., will present results of his research to the Geological Society of America during its 116th annual meeting Nov. 17-20 in Denver. more

 

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