Superfund Site:

JOHN DEERE (OTTUMWA WORKS LANDFILLS)
OTTUMWA, IA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Pamela Houston
(913) 551-7699

Remedial Project Manager
Isabel Villaneda-VanVloten
(913) 551-7777

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Site Location

Street Address:
VINE & MADISON, OTTUMWA, IA 52501

Background

The John Deere Ottumwa Works Superfund site is located in the city of Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa. The John Deere facility is approximately 118 acres and has manufactured farm machinery since 1900. This activity led to contamination of groundwater and soils with solvents, paint sludges, acids, heavy metals and cyanide. The selected remedial action at the site includes deed restrictions, continued maintenance of the site perimeter fence, and groundwater and surface water monitoring. EPA deleted the site from the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in 2001.

EPA completed the fourth Five-Year Review for the site in April 2013. The protectiveness determination was deferred based ...
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