For Immediate Release
March 26, 2012

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Seeks Public Comments on Proposed Cleanup at
Acme Printing Co. Site - Kansas City, Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is asking for public comments regarding a proposal to address environmental contamination at the Former Acme Printing Company, INX International Ink Company Site located at 2909 Chrysler Road in the Fairfax district of Kansas City, Kansas. 

INX, formerly known as the Acme Printing Ink Company (Acme), purchased the facility in 1968.  Acme manufactured inks and coatings and various types of solvents and other organic chemicals were stored and used on-site. In March 2004, a Consent Order (Case No. 91-E-142) was executed between KDHE and INX that required the company to evaluate clean-up alternatives and implement remediation of contamination under KDHE oversight. 

A draft Corrective Action Decision (CAD) document that outlines a proposal for cleanup is available for public review at the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library at 625 Minnesota Ave and at the Curtis State Office Building in Topeka.

Public comments can be submitted in writing to: Jessica Crossman, Professional Geologist, KDHE Bureau of Environmental Remediation, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 410, Topeka, KS 66612-1367. Comments will be accepted until April 24.