CORNHUSKER ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT
GRAND ISLAND, NE
Superfund Site Profile
Cornhusker Army Ammunition Plant is a 12,042-acre site near Grand Island,
Nebraska. The Army built the plant in 1942 to produce munitions and provide
support functions during World War II. The plant area includes five major
production areas where munitions were loaded, assembled and packed; a
fertilizer manufacturer; two major storage facilities; sanitary landfills; and
burning grounds where materials contaminated with explosives were ignited.
Improper disposal of contaminated wastewater and other plant operations
resulted in groundwater contamination on and off the site. The U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers (USACE) is conducting the first of two phases of ...
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