Remedial Section

Chris Carey. P. G., Section Chief
Phone: (785) 296-1673    Fax: (785)-296-7030 or (785)-296-1686

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410
        Topeka, KS 66612-1367

The primary goals of the Remedial Section are to protect and preserve one of the most important natural resources of our state - our water supply, both groundwater and surface water, and to protect the human health and welfare of the citizens of Kansas, both current and future generations from environmental contamination.

Proposed Cleanup at USDA Hanover Site in Hanover, Kansas
KDHE is soliciting for public comments regarding a proposal to address environmental contamination at the USDA Hanover Site in Hanover, Kansas, from March 18 through April 17, 2015.

A draft Corrective Action Decision (CAD) document that identifies and defines the preferred cleanup alternative is available for public review at the KDHE offices in Topeka and at the Hanover Public Library. An electronic copy of the CAD is also available on the webpage dedicated to the Site at Appointments to review documents in Topeka may be made by contacting Pamela Green at 785-296-1935. Appointments to review documents in Hanover may be made by contacting the Hanover Public Library at 785-337-2424.

KDHE will hold a public meeting to discuss the preferred remedial action and solicit public participation at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the Kloppenberg Senior Center located at 512 E. North Street, Hanover, Kansas.

Public comments can be submitted in writing to: Pamela Green, KDHE Bureau of Environmental Remediation, 1000 SW Jackson St, Suite 410, Topeka, KS 66612-1367 or Comments will be accepted until April 17, 2015. KDHE will select a final remedy for the Site after reviewing and considering all information submitted during a 30-day public comment period.

Policy Update: Site Closure in the State Cooperative Progam
KDHE has updated its policy BER-RS-024 - Site Closure in the State Cooperative Progam as of February 26, 2015. This policy replaces the previous one titled "Reclassification Plan." The updated policy establishes KDHE's procedure for determining if an Active site in the State Cooperative Program is eligible for site closure (Resolved), conditional closure (Resolved with Restrictions), or if further remedial actions are necessary.

Policy Update: Nitrate Presumptive Remedy
KDHE has updated its policy BER-RS-047 - Presumptive Remedy Policy: Investigation and Cleanup of Nitrogen at Agriculture-Related Sites in Kansas as of December 1, 2014. The updated policy provides comprehensive guidance for successfully managing and mitigating risks at sites that included the use, manufacture, transportation, and/or distribution of chemicals or other processes resulting in nitrogen contamination.

Schilling Air Force Base
The former Schilling Air Force Base is a FUDS located in southwest Salina, Kansas. The base was originally built as the Smoky Hill Army Airfield in 1942. The base was deactivated in the 1960's; it is now used for the Salina Regional Airport and industrial, aviation, military, and educational facilities. The Salina Airport Authority (SAA), Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have conducted numerous environmental investigations and some limited remedial actions at the Schilling AFB Site since the mid-1990's.

Risk-based Standards for Kansas Manual Updated With New Tables
KDHE/BER has updated the Appendices of the 2010 RSK Manual. The complete manual may be downloaded at the above link. Any questions regarding these changes and their effects on the management of a contaminated site may be directed to the KDHE project manager.

Remedial Section Staff Directory






Chris Carey, P. G.

Section Chief


Kimberly Munoz

Administrative Specialist


Environmental Use Control and Information Management Unit

Maggie Weiser

Unit Chief


Glenna Drake

Environmental Scientist


Aspen Junge

Research Analyst


Scott Nightingale

Environmental Use Control Coordinator


David Meyer

Environmental Scientist


Federal Facilities Unit

Jorge Jacobs, P. G.

Unit Chief


Mandi Chace

Environmental Scientist


Travis Daneke

Environmental Scientist


Jacqueline Grunau

Environmental Scientist


Michael Law

Environmental Scientist


Kelly Peterson

Environmental Scientist


Site Remediation Unit

Ryan Weiser, P. G.

Unit Chief


Mary Daily, P. G.

Professional Geologist


Kenneth Diediker

Environmental Scientist


Andrew Hollenbach, P. G.

Environmental Scientist


Margaret Townsend, P. G.

Environmental Scientist


Site Restoration Unit

Maura O'Halloran, P. G.

Unit Chief


Pam Chaffee, P. G.

Professional Geologist


John Cook, P. G.

Professional Geologist


Pamela Green

Environmental Scientist


Kevin Moon

Geology Associate


Daniel Newman

Environmental Scientist