Superfund Site:

OMAHA LEAD
OMAHA, NE

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Tamara Freeman
(913) 551-7094

Remedial Project Manager
Steve Kemp
(913) 551-7194

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Site Location

Street Address:
INTERSECTION I480 & ABBOTT DRIVE, OMAHA, NE 68102-1895

Background

The Omaha Lead Superfund Site is comprised of residential properties, child-care centers, and other residential-type properties in the City of Omaha, Nebraska, where the surface soil is contaminated as a result of deposition of air emissions from historic lead smelting and refining operations. About one out of three residential yards have lead in the soil at concentrations above the health-based limit of 400 parts per million (ppm).  The site boundary encompasses 27 square miles and is centered on downtown Omaha, where two former lead-processing facilities operated. The American Smelting and Refining Company, Inc., (ASARCO) operated a lead refinery at 500 ...
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