Conservation Chemical Company Site is a 6-acre area in Kansas City, Missouri.
Chemical storage and disposal operations from the 1960s to the 1980s led to
contamination of groundwater and soils. The Conservation Chemical Company
handled an estimated 48 million gallons of liquids and sludges and 1,144 tons
of solids, and buried 93,000 cubic yards of materials at the site. Groundwater
on and off the site contains metals, cyanide, phenolic compounds and volatile
organic compounds (VOCs); soils contained the previously-listed contaminants
and dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Following cleanup, operation
and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.