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Flooding prompts EPA to review KC super fund site

Posted at 10:00 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-05 13:56:50-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Kansas City, Missouri Superfund site is being closely watched by the Environmental Protection Agency after this month’s floods.

The agency said Tuesday it is monitoring the Conservation Chemical Corporation site, which is just east of KCP&L’s Hawthorne Generating Station along the Missouri River.

No releases of hazardous contaminates have been identified at the site.

The EPA says the site partially flooded when the Missouri River topped its bank near the site. An agency partner says they increased the pumping rate of the groundwater treatment system to account for the floodwaters’ impact.