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KDHE will conduct a public meeting September 8 at the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center regarding a plan to address contamination at the 29th and Grove Site



Wichita, KANSAS – This meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and it will be held at 2755 E. 19th St N. in Wichita.

The draft Corrective Action Decision details the proposed remediation work and is now available here.

Contamination from the 29th and Grove Site was first discovered during investigations related to redevelopment of the 21st Street Corridor.

The source of contamination was traced back to a portion of the Union Pacific Railroad rail yard located south of K-96 highway between highway I-135 and Grove Street.

The primary contaminant of concern is trichloroethene (TCE) which is commonly used for metal degreasing. TCE is a type of volatile organic compound (VOC).

KDHE signed agreements with Union Pacific Railroad to investigate the extent of VOC contamination in soil and groundwater.

Investigations indicated the contamination in the groundwater has migrated from the rail yard to the south and extends to the area of Murdock Avenue.