For Immediate Release
June 19, 2012

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

KDHE Holding Public Comment Period on Acme Foundry Inc. Industrial Landfill Expansion

TOPEKA – The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) is holding a public comment period regarding the proposed expansion of an industrial waste (foundry sand) landfill operated by Acme Foundry Inc. The landfill is currently operated under a permit from KDHE and is located on Highway 166 about 1.25 miles east of Coffeyville, Kan. 

Acme Foundry Inc. has submitted an application to increase the landfill’s permitted waste disposal area from 3.7 acres to 7.5 acres, increasing the site’s disposal capacity from about 94,000 cubic yards to 196,000 cubic yards.

A copy of the administrative record including the draft permit, permit application, engineering drawings and other information is available for public review now through Monday, July 16, 2012 during normal business hours at the Coffeyville Public Library, 311 West 10th Street, Coffeyville, Kansas 67337; at the KDHE Topeka office, 1000 SW Jackson, Suite 320, Topeka, Kansas 66612; and at the KDHE Southeast District Office, 1500 West 7 Street, Chanute, Kansas 66720. The permit application form is also available on the Internet at http://www.kdheks.gov/waste

For more information about this proposed landfill expansion, please contact: Charles Bowers (620) 431-2390.