For Immediate Release
May 17, 2012

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

KDHE Approves Construction and Demolition Landfill Expansion in Galena

TOPEKA, Kan. —The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has approved the expansion of a permitted disposal area at the City of Galena construction and demolition landfill. The landfill is currently operated under a permit from KDHE and is located at 200 Bellevue Street in Galena, Kan. 

On June 9, 2011, KDHE issued a disposal without a permit authorization allowing the Galena construction and demolition landfill to dispose debris generated by the May 22, 2011 Joplin, Mo., tornado onto land immediately adjoining its permitted disposal area. This approved disposal area expansion increases the disposal area from 13.3 acres to 38 acres and includes the area where tornado debris is disposed. The expansion also increases the landfill’s approved ultimate disposal volume by 1,842,000 cubic yards. 

A copy of the administrative record including the permit, permit application, engineering drawings and other information is available for public review during normal business hours at KDHE offices in the Curtis State Office Building, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 320, Topeka, Kansas 66612 and at the KDHE Southeast District Office, 1500 West 7 Street, Chanute, Kansas 66720.