For Immediate Release
November 8, 2011

KDHE Office of Communications
communications@kdheks.gov, 785-296-0461

KDHE to Hold Informational Meeting in Wichita Regarding Corrective Action Plan for Closed Landfill

Topeka–The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding a meeting to discuss current conditions and a recently submitted corrective action plan for landfill gas management at the closed Cornejo & Sons, Inc. construction and demolition (C&D) landfill located at 3299 Southeast Boulevard (South 31st Street and K-15/Southeast Boulevard) in Wichita. The meeting will be held on Nov. 16 at 6:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Jardine Technology Magnet Middle School located at 3550 Ross Parkway, Wichita, Kansas 67210.

The landfill is closed for waste disposal and has not accepted any waste since Dec. 31, 2010. The landfill closure construction quality assurance report and professional engineer’s certification of closure is expected to be submitted soon to KDHE for review from the consulting firm, Allied Environmental Consultants, Inc..

Please note that the meeting will not have a formal agenda so it is not necessary to arrive at 6:00 p.m.

Contact Kelly Warren, permit engineer for this facility, at kwarren@kdheks.gov or 785-291-3745 for more information.