Superfund Site:

WAVERLY GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION
WAVERLY, NE

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Pamela Houston
(913) 551-7699

Remedial Project Manager
Steve Kemp
(913) 551-7194

Site Location

Street Address:
SEC 16 T11N R8E, WAVERLY, NE 68462

Background

The Waverly Groundwater Contamination Site extends over an 11-acre area underlying the city of Waverly, Nebraska. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) operated a federal grain facility in Waverly from 1952 to 1974. A grain fumigant consisting of carbon tetrachloride and carbon disulfide was used at the facility from 1955 to 1965. Since 1975, the property has been owned by Lancaster County, which operates a district office and maintenance facility on the premises. EPA and the State of Nebraska sampled municipal wells in 1982 and found them to be contaminated with carbon tetrachloride. One well was taken out of service, two wells were placed on ...
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