Superfund Site Profile
The Strother Field Industrial Park Site is located between Winfield and Arkansas City in Cowley County, Kansas and covers approximately 2 square miles. Until 1946, the site was a military base. The site now consists of about 20 industrial and commercial businesses, as well as two inactive solid waste landfills. The landfills were used for the disposal of various industrial wastes. Groundwater at the site is contaminated with solvents. Until 1983, the Strother Field Commission operated a drinking water supply system that is still used for industrial processes. Two wells were installed upgradient of the contaminant plume in 1983, providing safe supply of drinking water. Approximately 2,300 people live within a three-mile radius of the site. Approximately 2,000 people work at the site. There are private and public wells located in the vicinity of the site, and some private wells are in the industrial park.