Springfield (Missouri)

 

Former Kerr-McGee Wood-Treatment Facility, Springfield

From 1907 through 2004, various owners (including, most recently, Kerr-McGee) operated the 68-acre site as a wood-treatment facility. Contamination resulting from the Springfield facility’s prior operations is subject to remediation under a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act post-closure care permit issued in 2002 by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

In 2004, the Springfield facility was decommissioned under MoDNR’s oversight. At present, the facility contains a warehouse (including an office), a storage area, and a groundwater pretreatment system.

The Multistate Trust

Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust LLC, as Trustee of the Multistate Environmental Response Trust (Multistate Trust), is an independent, court-appointed fiduciary with solely governmental beneficiaries that was created as part of the 2011 global settlement of the Tronox bankruptcy.

With the settlement funds that are held in trust, the Multistate Trust is responsible for owning, investigating, cleaning up and returning to productive reuse hundreds of sites and facilities previously owned by Kerr-McGee and Tronox (as successor to Kerr-McGee), including the Springfield facility.

Public Involvement

On September 14, 2016, the Multistate Trust and MoDNR hosted a public meeting to update the community about past and planned investigations and cleanup work at and around the Springfield facility. On December 8, 2016, the Multistate Trust hosted a neighborhood meeting to share with the community the preliminary results of sampling performed in the Fall of 2016 and to discuss upcoming investigations in the area.

On February 7, 2017, the Multistate Trust held a public meeting to share preliminary results of recent soil-gas and groundwater sampling and to explain potential next steps in the ongoing environmental investigation. The Multistate Trust and MoDNR will provide additional opportunities for meaningful community involvement as work progresses at and around the Springfield facility.

Next Steps

The Multistate Trust’s cleanup activities in connection with the Springfield facility will be performed in close consultation and cooperation with MoDNR.

Additional Information

For more information, please review the following documents:

Update on Ongoing Remedial Action Investigations and Potential Next Steps Fact Sheet, February 2017 

Public Meeting PowerPoint Presentation, February 7, 2017

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Fact Sheets:
Benzene, Creosote, Ethylbenzene, Naphthalene, TolueneXylene, and 1,3-Butadiene

Notice of February 7, 2017 Public Meeting

Ongoing Remedial Action Investigations Fact Sheet, December 2016

Notice of December 8, 2016 Neighborhood Meeting

Public Meeting PowerPoint Presentation, September 14, 2016

Missouri DNR Letter of Approval of Revised Remedial Action Optimization Work Plan, September 9, 2016

Springfield Final 2016 RAO Work Plan

Springfield Facility Fact Sheet, August 2016

Contact Information

Multistate Trust

  • Marc Weinreich, Managing Principal, 617-512-8063 or mw@g-etg.com
  • Michael Novak, Project Manager, 801-201-3979 or mn@g-etg.com
  • Lauri Gorton, Director of Environmental Programs, 414-732-4514 or lg@g-etg.com

 

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

 

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

 

Springfield-Greene County Health Department