Dragun Corp. To Begin Site Work At Schilling Air Force Base

SALINA, Kan., (March 20, 2014) - In August 2013, the City of Salina, on behalf of the Salina Airport Authority, Salina Unified School District 305, and K-State Salina, formally retained Dragun Corporation to take the initial steps of cleanup of soil and groundwater contamination at and around the former Schilling Air Force Base.

In November 2013, Dragun and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment conducted the first public meeting which outlined the work to be performed and the proposed schedule. Dragun submitted to KDHE, for review and approval, a number of work plans that are necessary to begin the site work.

Beginning this spring and continuing for approximately the next 12 months, teams of environmental professionals will be sampling soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment and air at the former SAFB, with ground water work starting between Interstate 135 and Broadway Blvd. Several buildings located in the Salina Airport Industrial Center will be tested to determine if the contamination in the soil and groundwater is impacting indoor air quality. Much of the soil drilling and monitoring well installation will be conducted using equipment made by Salina-based Geoprobe Systems.

As the project progresses, regular updates will be issued to keep the public informed about the project. If you have questions about this investigation, contact Martha Tasker, Director of Utilities, City of Salina at martha.tasker@salina.org or 785.309.5725.

The Salina Public Entities are taking action to investigate contamination at the former Schilling Air Force Base according to the terms of a U.S. District Court approved consent decree. 

Management of the work is being conducted as outlined by the provisions of an interlocal cooperation agreement.

The environmental consulting firm of Dragun Corporation of Farmington Hills, Mich., is under contract to complete the remedial investigation/ feasibility study/ corrective action decision or RI/FS/CAD.    



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