2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 13:33:34 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FUDS, VOCs: Former Schilling Air Force Base, Salina, KS
Salina Airport to Prepare 30-Year Contamination Cleanup Plan
Negotiations to get local control of project continue

Todd Pittenger
KSAL News (Salina, KS)
February 18, 2009
As local authorities continue to negotiate a contamination cleanup settlement with the Army Corps of Engineers, officials at the Salina Airport are moving forward on the project. Airport Authority board members Wednesday voted to approve an agreement with the Dragun Corporation for the preparation of a 30-year cleanup plan.

At issue is contamination, things like solvents that have seeped into the ground, left behind when the Air Force vacated the the former Schilling Air Force Base facility back in the late 1960s. The area is now the Salina Airport Industrial Area.

Contamination includes both liquid and vapor.

The main concern is two large underground plumes of contamination, one in the north part of the Airport Industrial Area, and another on the south end. As of this summer the southern plume was beginning to encroach in a residential neighborhood, around the area of Foxboro Drive.


For the entire story, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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