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In 2014, the Superfund Program implemented a new information system, the Superfund Enterprise Management System (SEMS). Efforts to migrate data to SEMS and to enhance data quality control are now in the final stages. The Program will continue to rely on the final CERCLIS data set (dated November 12, 2013, which reflects official end of Fiscal Year 2013 Program progress) for public reporting until a complete and accurate SEMS data set is available.

Superfund Site Progress Profile

This profile provides you with information on EPA's cleanup progress at this Superfund site. This information includes: Site Location, Cleanup Progress Summary, Cleanup Impact Summary, Contamination, and Cleanup Progress. Please use the links and the "More Details…" box to find more details on this site.

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  Site Location  
Map of the site location displaying the EPA Region, state, county and latitude/longitude of the site
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EPA Region 7 >
Serving Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and 9 tribes
Site Address: SEC 16 T11N R8E
WAVERLY, Nebraska
U.S. Congressional District: 01
Population within one mile: 1,001-5,000
  Cleanup Progress Summary  
  Deleted from the NPL
Deleted from the NPL
Physical cleanup activities have been completed.

view detailed list of cleanup activities at this site >>

The National Priorities List (NPL) is the list of the most hazardous sites across the U.S. and its territories.

This site is cleaned up, is no longer a threat to human health, has been deleted from the NPL, and is known as a Deleted NPL site (see glossary).

Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) was involved in the cleanup effort (see glossary).

Superfund law requires that EPA give communities information about site progress and plans so that they can be actively involved in site cleanup decisions. Learn more about community involvement at this site >>

  Cleanup Impact Summary  
At each site, EPA assesses the risk to humans and the environment and determines the best approach to address the risk. During initial site studies and cleanup, EPA determines if current human exposures to contaminants are under control and takes actions to control any possible human exposures until cleanup has been completed. Once complete, cleanup provides long-term human health and environmental protection at the site.

Current human exposures at this site are under control Current human exposures at this site are under control

see glossary definition for "Human Exposure Environmental Indicator Measure." >>

At each site with known ground water contamination, EPA documents whether ground water contamination is below protective risk-based levels or, if not, whether the migration of contaminated ground water is stabilized.

Contaminated ground water migration is under control Contaminated ground water migration is under control

see glossary definition for "Contaminated Ground Water Migration Environmental Indicator Measure." >>

Contaminants (i.e., hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants) can be found in several different types of materials on the site including soil and other solid-based media and water or another liquid-based medium (see glossary).

The contaminants listed via the links below are considered the contaminants of concern (see glossary) to be addressed by cleanup actions at the site.

Contaminated Media:  Groundwater, Soil
EPA classifies contaminants found into groups or types (listed below). To view all contaminants of concern at the site click on the "view contaminants of concern at this site" link.
Types of Contaminants:  VOC
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ATSDR ToxFacts information on contaminants Exit EPA
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  Cleanup Progress  
  Major Site Cleanup Milestones
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Proposed to the NPL
Proposed to the NPL



Listed as Final on the NPL
Listed as Final on the NPL



1st Cleanup Action Initiated
1st Cleanup Action Initiated



Final Remedy Selected
Final Remedy Selected



Construction Complete
Construction Complete


In Progress

Deleted from the NPL
Deleted from the NPL

  Cleanup Activities At This Site
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There are many stages of cleanup, including site study, remedy selection, remedy design, remedy construction, and post-construction. Activities undertaken early in the cleanup process focus on understanding problems at the site while those taken later in the cleanup process focus on physically addressing those problems identified.

Many NPL sites are large and complicated. These sites are often broken up into smaller areas to make cleanup easier and more manageable. These areas are called “Operable Units” or OUs (see glossary).

The chart below shows the different types of activities that are underway or complete at each of the cleanup areas (operable units) at the site. Some activities apply to the entire site; EPA assigns these activities to the site-wide operable unit (designated as OU 0).

Cleanup Areas
(Operable Units)

Removal * Study and Remedy Selection Remedy Design Remedy Construction Post-Construction
OU 1   09/26/1990 12/11/1990 06/28/2006 06/28/2006
OU 0 05/27/1988        

   Complete       Underway 
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  more in-depth site details (EPA Regional Content)

* At many sites an action, called a “Removal Action” (see glossary), must be taken to eliminate immediate and near-term threats to human health and the environment. Removal actions do not occur at all sites.
  Community Involvement

The goals of the Superfund community involvement (CI) program are to: 1) keep communities affected by sites informed throughout the cleanup process, 2) provide opportunities for communities to comment and offer their input about site cleanup plans, and 3) facilitate the resolution of community issues tied to a site. EPA accomplishes these goals by providing communities different tools and resources to support their site involvement. These resources include independent technical assistance so community members can understand the technical aspects of a site, a public forum for community members to present and discuss their needs and concerns related to the Superfund decision making process, and a job training program to encourage employment of local workers. These are just some of the CI program's resources; to learn more, go to

To find out more about community involvement activities at this Superfund site and how you can become involved in site cleanup/reuse decisions, view a list of contacts for this site >>.

  Land Reuse

EPA places a high priority on land revitalization as an integral part of its Superfund response program mission, so EPA tries to select cleanup options that encourage and support future use of a site. Sites made ready for use are deemed "Site-wide Ready for Anticipated Use" (see glossary), which means, in part, that all cleanup goals have been achieved for both current and reasonably anticipated future land use.

EPA has determined that this site meets the criteria for Site-wide Ready for Anticipated Use.

Post-Construction (see glossary) is the stage following completion of the remedy construction. It includes, among other things, activities such as operating the remedy to address the contamination (e.g., ground water pump and treat); implementing, monitoring, and enforcing institutional controls; and a review of the implemented remedies at least every five years to ensure they continue to protect human health and the environment.
Institutional controls (see glossary) such as administrative or legal restrictions may also be components of remedies at a site that remain in place post-construction completion.  view a list of institutional controls at this site >>
Sites or portions of sites may be deleted (see glossary) from the National Priorities List when all cleanup goals have been achieved. This site has been deleted from the National Priorities List
  Five Year Review Information

At some sites, one of the activities performed during post-construction completion is a five-year review (see glossary), which occurs at least every five years to ensure that the site remains protective of human health and the environment.

Last five-year review at this site:  08/13/2009 view the last five-year review at this site >>

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DISCLAIMER: Be advised that the data contained in these profiles are intended solely for informational purposes use by employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for management of the Superfund program. They are not intended for use in calculating Cost Recovery Statutes of Limitations and cannot be relied upon to create any rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party in litigation with the United States. EPA reserves the right to change these data at any time without public notice.

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