EPA Superfund Program: JOHNS' SLUDGE POND, WICHITA, KS

Superfund Site Profile

The Johns’ Sludge Pond is a half-acre site in Wichita, Kansas. From 1951 to 1970, the Super Refined Oil Company recycled waste oil and disposed of about 7,000 cubic yards of oily sludge in an unlined pond. These activities contaminated groundwater with lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Following cleanup, maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing. EPA removed the site from the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1992.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (01/31/1991)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes