Bannister Federal Complex officials announce oversight panel selection process
5:19 PM, Jun 29, 2010
5:40 PM, Jun 29, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Federal agencies in charge of toxin investigations at the
Bannister Federal Complex have announced the search for community
members to create of an independent oversight panel.
The Community Advisory Panel (CAP) will address the
government’s response to toxins and hundreds of sick former
workers at Bannister identified in an NBC Action News
A government statement said the CAP will also address the
redevelopment plans for reuse of the complex when current
government tenants depart for new facilities.
“As we look to the future of Bannister and how it can
continue to be a valuable asset to South Kansas City, the CAP will
play a very important role in helping shape that future,”
said Jason Klumb, General Services Administration Regional
Administrator, in a statement.
According to a government statement, the GSA and the
Environmental Protection Agency will provide resources to the
independent council which will be appointed by elected officials,
community groups, and federal and Honeywell union
Honeywell produces parts for nuclear bombs under contract with
the U.S. Department of Energy at the Bannister Federal Complex.
A GSA spokesman said requests for nominations were sent to U.S.
Senators Kit Bond and Claire McCaskill, U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver
II, State Senators Jolie Justus and Yvonne Wilson, State Rep. Jason
Holsman, and Kansas City Council members Cathy Jolly and John A.
In addition to elected and union officials, the statement said
letters were also sent to the GSA Tenant Board and economic