Superfund Site:

CHEROKEE COUNTY
GALENA, KS

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Brendan Corazzin
(913) 551-7429

Remedial Project Manager
Todd Campbell
(913) 551-7115

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Site Location

Street Address:
SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE STATE OF KS, GALENA, KS 66739

Background

The Cherokee County Site is a former mining area in southeast Kansas, part of a larger regional mining area known as the Tri-State Mining District. It covers about 115 square miles. Over 100 years of widespread lead and zinc mining created piles of mine tailings covering more than 4,000 acres. The mine tailings contaminated groundwater with lead, zinc and cadmium. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.