For Immediate Release
April 2, 2012

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

KDHE Selects Final Remedy to Address Groundwater Contamination at Wichita Site

TOPEKA, Kan. - The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has selected a final remedy for interim groundwater remediation at the North Industrial Corridor (NIC) Site in Wichita. The final remedy is identified in the Final Corrective Action Decision (CAD) for Interim Groundwater Remediation, which outlines future activities to be conducted to address groundwater contamination at the NIC Site. 

The final remedy was selected for the site after reviewing and considering all information submitted during a 30-day public comment period for the Draft CAD, which was open for public comment from Jan. 6 to Feb. 6.  A public availability session and hearing was held in Wichita on Feb. 1 where the public was given additional opportunity to ask questions and provide comments on the Draft CAD.  All comments received by KDHE during the public comment period have been addressed in the Responsiveness Summary Section of the Final CAD.

The Final CAD is available for the public to review online at http://www.kdheks.gov/remedial/site_restoration/nic.html, the KDHE offices in Topeka and at the Wichita Department of Public Works – Office of Environmental Health, 1900 E. Ninth Street, Wichita. Appointments to review the document in Wichita may be made by contacting Shawn Maloney at (316) 268-8351.  To review the document in Topeka, contact Chris Carey at (785) 296-0225.