Superfund Site: CONSERVATION CHEMICAL CO.
KANSAS CITY, MO

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Conservation Chemical Company Site is a 6-acre area in Kansas City, Missouri. Chemical storage and disposal operations from the 1960s to the 1980s led to contamination of groundwater and soils. The Conservation Chemical Company handled an estimated 48 million gallons of liquids and sludges and 1,144 tons of solids, and buried 93,000 cubic yards of materials at the site. Groundwater on and off the site contains metals, cyanide, phenolic compounds and volatile organic compounds (VOCs); soils contained the previously-listed contaminants and dioxins and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing.