Strecker Forest Site

Strecker Forest EPA Removal Action  **UPDATE 3/23/2016**



** Presentation Scheduled for Monday, March 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. **

In December 2014 (later updated in August 2015), the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued their Final Report following the 2014 Removal Action involving the property currently proposed for the development of twenty (20) residential home sites (known as the proposed Strecker Forest Subdivision), which is partially within the Bliss-Ellisville Sub-site of the Ellisville Superfund Site.  The EPA Removal Action Report appears to indicate remaining public health concerns, and the City of Wildwood has responded by engaging the environmental consulting firm, Environmental Stewardship Concepts (ESC), to examine this Report and other relevant documents and correspondence to determine what additional actions are needed from the EPA to address all remaining issues.

Dr. Peter DeFur of Environmental Stewardship Concepts, is scheduled to present ESC’s findings and recommendations at the March 28, 2016 City Council Work Session, held at Wildwood City Hall (16860 Main Street) in the Council Chambers at 6:00 p.m.  A copy of the ESC Report and other related documents are available below:

March 14, 2016 ESC Report

December 9, 2015 Response from EPA to City

August 25, 2015 Response from City to EPA

July 16, 2015 Summary Document from EPA to City

Additional update regarding Callahan Sub-site:

The City was also just notified that the period for public comment has opened regarding the proposed delisting of the Callahan property (a sub-site of the Ellisville Superfund Site) from the National Priorities List (NPL).  Comments must be received on or before April 18, 2016, and may be submitted online at the following link:

https://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=EPA-HQ-SFUND-1983-0002-0716

The City of Wildwood has gone on record in opposition of any such consideration to delist any sub-site of the Ellisville Superfund Site, until such time that the public health risks have been abated.  Recent correspondence between the City of Wildwood and the EPA is available below:

EPA Response to Delisting Opposition

City Opposition to Delisting


Strecker Forest EPA Removal Action  **UPDATE 12/23/2014**


The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued its Final Report for the Removal Action on the proposed Strecker Forest development site at 173 Strecker Road in Wildwood.  The project involved the excavation, transport and disposal of dioxin and other contaminated soil from the northeast corner of the property in the vicinity of the Bliss property former horse arena. 

The Final Report is available at the following link:
http://www.epa.gov/Region7/cleanup/strecker_forest/pdf/strecker-forest-removal-action-report.pdf
 
Questions or comments regarding the content of the report should be directed to:  Ben Washburn, EPA, at (913) 551-7364 or via email at washburn.ben@epa.gov.


Strecker Forest EPA Removal Action  **UPDATE 8/22/2014**


The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the Removal Action on the Strecker Forest development site at 173 Strecker Road in Wildwood.  The project involved the excavation, transport and disposal of dioxin and other contaminated soil from the northeast corner of the property in the vicinity of the Bliss property former horse arena. 

EPA officials next plan to make a presentation to the Wildwood City Council at the September 8, 2014 City Council Meeting Work Session, beginning at 6:00 pm., describing how the project progressed, the testing results and regulation of any future use of the property.

EPA established a special website where they posted regular updates and photos of the work in progress and air quality test results which can be found at http://www.epaosc.org/ellisville.


Strecker Forest EPA Removal Action **UPDATE 6/18/14**


Since early April, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting a Removal Action on the Strecker Forest development site at 173 Strecker Road in Wildwood, to excavate, transport, and dispose of dioxin contaminated soil from the northeast corner of the property next to the former Bliss property horse arena.  The Agency projects the project will be completed around mid-Summer.

EPA states that the containers of the contaminated materials are being covered and inspected on-site before being trucked off the site for disposal, and care is being taken to eliminate any migration of contaminated soil from the work zone.

EPA has established a special website where they are posting regular updates and photos of the work in progress along with air quality testing results.  This information can be found at http://www.epaosc.org/ellisville.

Questions or comments regarding the work at the site should be directed to:  Ben Washburn, EPA, at (913) 551-7364 or via email at washburn.ben@epa.gov.

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Strecker Forest Site Removal Action by EPA Begins
EPA Region 7 has begun preliminary work this week in preparation for their planned Site Removal Action at the northeast corner of the proposed Strecker Forest subdivision in Wildwood adjacent to the Bliss-Ellisville site.  The Agency estimates the project to remove contaminated soil from that portion of the site will be completed by mid-Summer.

EPA's On-Scene Coordinator advises that excavation will not likely begin until the week of April 7, 2014 due to forecasted rain.

EPA has established a website where they will be posting regular updates and photos of work underway.  This information can be found at http://www.epaosc.org/ellisville.

EPA advises residents in the area that they may notice an increase in construction traffic and noises on Strecker Road between the site and Manchester Road until the project is completed. 

EPA states that great care will be taken to eliminate any migration of contaminated soil from the work zone, including real time air monitoring and dust control.  Containers of contaminated material will be covered and inspected on-site prior to leaving the work zone.

Questions or comments regarding the work at the site should be directed to:  Ben Washburn, EPA, at (913) 551-7364 or via email at washburn.ben@epa.gov.

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