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EPA Identifier: 110008346432
CERCLIS ID: 110008346432
37.17083, -97.03193


Create Date: 01-MAR-00
Update Date: 07-FEB-13
Final Date: 19860610

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SIC Codes: 4581
SIC Descriptions:
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Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): Strother Field Industrial Park covers roughly 2.3 square miles approximately 4 miles southwest of Winfield and 4 miles north of Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas. The park consists of about 20 industrial and commercial businesses, as well as two inactive solid waste landfills. The landfills probably also were used for the disposal of various industrial wastes.

Samples collected and analyzed by the State (as part of EPA's Synthetic Organic Chemical Survey) indicated the presence of chlorinated organic chemicals in several wells supplying Strother Field Industrial Park. The principal contaminants (trichloroethylene, 1,2-dichloroethylene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and 1,1-dichloroethylene) are common industrial solvents known to persist in ground water. The State collected a second series of samples from the Strother Field Public Water Supply wells, as well as samples from several private wells in the adjacent community of Hackney, the water distribution system, influents and effluents from the Strother Field waste water treatment plant, two monitoring wells on-site, and several off-site control locations (for comparison purposes). The Strother Field Public Water Supply was discontinued in June 1983. Additional ground water monitoring is underway to determine the source and off-site migration of the contamination. About 2,300 people use wells within 3 miles of the site as a source of drinking water.

Status (June 10, 1986): On April 9, 1985, the State issued an Administrative Order to General Electric Co., one of the parties potentially responsible for wastes associated with the northern zone of the site. The order calls for the company to sample soil; monitor ground water; construct a ground water flow model and use it to help locate, construct, and operate withdrawal wells under the guidance of the State; and submit a plan for a treatment and disposal system. At this time, two wells and two air-stripping columns to remove volatile organic compounds are completed. The State is reviewing the company's plan for a permanent treatment and disposal system.

The Strother Field Commission, which owns the site, continues to pump two supply wells to create a cone of depression in an attempt to prevent off-site migration. The State is sampling off-site monitoring wells and private wells on a monthly basis.

The State issued another Administrative Order in the week of January 13, 1986, to each of the four potentially responsible parties associated with the southern zone of the site. The four are: General Electric Co., Greif Brothers Corp., Cessna Aircraft, and Gordon-Piatt Energy Group, Inc. The order requires General Electric to treat the water from public supply well #8; each of the companies to drill monitoring wells on the south end of the field; and Greif Brothers Corp., Cessna Aircraft, and Gordon-Piatt Energy Group, Inc., to submit data on chemical use during the past 20 years.

Institutional Controls:
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Restriction Type Instrument
Ground Water
Limit Ground Water Use Activities
LIMIT GROUND WATER USE ACTIVITIES: ARITCLE VI - WATER AND SEWER - Sec. 1. Drilling and use of water wells at Strother Field. (a) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation, other then the cities of Winfield and Arkansas City, Kansas, d/b/a/ Strother Field Commission, to drill, or cause to be drilled, a water well or wells, upon Strother Field, Cowley County, Kansas. (b) It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to use water from any well or wells, upon Strother Field, Cowley County, Kansas, from and after January 1, 1967, other than the wells supplying the municipal system. (c) Any person, firm or corporation found guilty of a violation of this section shall be fined in an amount not exceeding one hundred dollars ($100.00), and each day such violation shall be found to exist shall constitute a separate offense.
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Document Issuance, Implementation  September 05, 2001  [15 pages, 796Kb   ]

Ken Rapplean , RPM

Jim Stevens , Regional Counsel