Superfund Site:

NEBRASKA ORDNANCE PLANT (FORMER)
MEAD, NE

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
PAM HOUSTON
(913) 551-7699

Remedial Project Manager
Bill Gresham
(913) 551-7804

Site Location

Street Address:
.5 MI E OF
MEAD, NE 68041

Background

The 17,000-acre Nebraska Ordnance Plant (NOP) near Mead, Nebraska, operated as a munitions productions plant from 1942 to 1956. Later uses of the area included munitions storage, ammonium nitrate production, and agricultural research and development. Disposal of radioactive wastes, solid wastes and other chemicals at the site led to contamination of groundwater with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and explosives. The University of Nebraska currently owns and operates its Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC) on the Former NOP property. Operation and maintenance activities and monitoring of the remedial action are ongoing.

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