Environmental Remediation

Leo Henning, Director
Phone: (785) 296-3001    Fax: (785) 559-4259
Email: Leo.Henning@ks.gov

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410
        Topeka, KS 66612-1367

Bob Jurgens, Deputy Bureau Director (primary contact)
Phone: (785) 296-1914    Fax: (785) 559-4261
Email: Bob.Jurgens@ks.gov

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410
        Topeka, KS 66612-1367

Mission: The mission of the Bureau of Environmental Remediation is to respond to environmental emergencies and to manage environmental contamination through pollution source control, containment, or remedial action. The program responsibilities are: investigation of pollution occurrences and sources from spills, illegal dumping, abandoned facilities, and landfills; storage tank regulations; surface mining site regulation and designing and overseeing remedial activities at contaminated sites.

Current and Upcoming Events
  • KDHE has amended the Voluntary Cleanup and Property Redevelopment Program regulations, effective September 14, 2017. The amended regulations provide a clear and concise path to closure for voluntary cleanup sites that is less onerous to businesses, municipalities, and industry but that allow protection of human health and the resources of the state.
  • KDHE's Dry Cleaning Remediation Program is addressing impacts to private water supply wells caused by the former American Cleaners site in Haysville. Public Availability Sessions were held on August 17 and September 7, 2017 at the Haysville Alternative High School. Residents using a private water well within the affected area are encouraged to contact KDHE at 785-291-3252 to have their well sampled. Information can be found at http://www.kdheks.gov/dryclean/haysville.html.