Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance
Environmental Suitability Assessment
Mead Contamination Plume
Description

The Former Nebraska Ordnance Plant (NOP) occupies approximately 17,250 acres one-half mile south of Mead. During World War II and the Korean War, bombs, shells, and rockets were assembled at the site. Plant operations included washout of explosive materials into sumps and open ditches. During the 1950s and early 1960s, the US Air Force operated an Atlas Missile Launch facility on the site. Related construction and maintenance activities resulted in the release of TCE into the groundwater.

Relevance to ESA
  • Development within plume
  • Groundwater extraction
  • Concern of plume migration
Development Information

   Considerations: 
  • Migration of plume
  • Land use and water needs
   Contacts: 
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Kansas City District
    601 East 12th street
    ATT: CENWK-PM-E
    Mead Project Manager
    Kansas City, MO 64106
    Fax Number - 816.389.2023
  • Environmental Protection Agency
    Region VII
    ATT: SUPR/FFSE
    901 North 5th Street
    Kansas City, KS 66101
    Fax Number - 913.551.7063
  • Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
    Suite 400, the Atrium
    1200 N Street
    P.0. Box 98922
    Lincoln, NE 68509
Implementation Information

   Concepts: 
  • Environmental Overlay Districts for Brownfield Sites
   Examples: