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Final Hazardous Waste Permit Modifications Issued for Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Mo.

Release Date: 08/27/2012
Contact Information: David Bryan, 913-551-7433, bryan.david@epa.gov; Ben Washburn, 913-551-7364, washburn.ben@epa.gov

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Kansas City, Kan., Aug. 27, 2012) - EPA Region 7 and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) have issued final hazardous waste permit modifications that will allow better coordination of environmental investigations and hasten the cleanup of the Bannister Federal Complex in Kansas City, Mo.

The two environmental agencies issued the permit modifications to the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. General Services Administration, both of which have responsibility for different parts of the complex located at 2000 E. Bannister Road in southeast Kansas City, Mo.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) owns the Kansas City Plant and the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) owns the remaining portions of the federal complex. Last September, DOE and GSA submitted a permit modification request asking that DOE’s hazardous waste permits include the entire complex and that GSA be added as a permittee. Both DOE and GSA were performing environmental investigation and cleanup activities on their respective portions of the complex, but under separate environmental laws.

The final permit modifications issued by EPA and MDNR require DOE and GSA to conduct further environmental investigation, monitoring, risk assessment and cleanup.

EPA issued the final Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments Part II Permit Modifications. MDNR issued the final Missouri Hazardous Waste Management Facility Part I Permit Modifications. These modifications, as well as a summary and response to comments received during the public comment period, are available online at www.dnr.mo.gov/env/hwp/permits/notices.htm.

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