Health consultation : Des Moines (Ex) Ordnance Site Landfill and Lagoon Complex Prairie Trail Development Site [Ankeny] (2012)

(2012) Health consultation : Des Moines (Ex) Ordnance Site Landfill and Lagoon Complex Prairie Trail Development Site [Ankeny] (2012). Public Health, Department of

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Abstract

The Prairie Trail Development Area is located in the southern portion of Ankeny, Iowa. This development area is located in an area that was formally occupied by the Des Moines Ordnance Plant. The Des Moines Ordnance Plant was constructed for the production and testing of small arms munitions for use during World War II. The Landfill and Lagoon Complex was utilized for disposal of wastes from the ordnance plant and also from various entities that utilized the site property until 1991. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is verseeing the cleanup of the Landfill and Lagoon Complex. A portion of the remainder of the site property had been used for burning of scrap explosives, the storage and disposal of chemicals, a disposal pond, testing of products, and various munitions manufacturing activities. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is overseeing the cleanup of this remaining portion of the site property. The Iowa Department of Public Health has been contacted by residents within the Prairie Trail Development Area and by individuals that have an interest in relocating to the Prairie Trail Development Area. These residents are concerned with any environmental contamination that will be left after site remedial activities are completed. These residents want to know if any remaining environmental contamination will adversely impact their health or the health of their families.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: soil pollution, hazardous waste, Waterloo
Subjects: Business and industry
Business and industry > Manufacturing
Natural resources and environment > Waste disposal and hazardous sites > Cleanups of hazardous sites
Natural resources and environment > Waste disposal and hazardous sites > Hazardous materials
Natural resources and environment > Water resources > Water quality
ID Code: 21152
Deposited By: Timothy Skeers
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2015 21:56
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2015 21:57
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21152