CLAY CENTER — A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project expected to remove contaminants from groundwater at the former Naval Ammunitions Depot site could be functional as soon as next week.
Representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; project contractor Shaw Environmental of Kansas City, Mo.; the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center, which owns the land being treated; and the Little Blue Natural Resources District, which encompasses the project site, spoke about project details during a two-hour public informal meeting Wednesday afternoon at the USMARC headquarters west of Clay Center.
Corps of Engineers representatives said the completed project is expected to cost less than $20 million.
Brian Roberts, technical manager for the Corps, explained that contamination from volatile organic compounds released into the NAD groundwater during World War II ranges from 10-30 parts per billion.