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Fact Sheet

July 2009

Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis Released for Comment, Lexington Former Manufactured Gas Plant (FMGP) #2 Superfund Site, Lexington, Missouri


EPA Region 7 will host a public availability meeting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2009, at Lexington City Hall, 919 Franklin Avenue, Lexington, Missouri, to present the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) report for the Lexington FMGP #2 Site. The EE/CA describes the recommended removal action to address soil contamination at the site. EPA representatives will be available to provide details about the recommended removal action and to answer questions from the public.


The site is located at the intersection of 10th Street and Highland Avenue in Lexington. The vacant site was formerly used for the manufacturing of coal gas for domestic and industrial use. The gas manufacturing plant operated between 1887 and 1924.


The EE/CA was conducted to identify and evaluate potential removal actions for addressing soil contamination at the site. During the EE/CA study, the following removal action alternatives were evaluated for the site:

Each of these alternatives was evaluated using the criteria of effectiveness, implementability, and cost. Based on this comparative analysis, EPA recommends Alternative 4 for addressing contamination at the site.


You are invited to attend a public availability meeting to learn more about the recommended removal action for the Lexington FMGP #2 Site. The session is scheduled: 

Thursday, July 16, 2009
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lexington City Hall
919 Franklin Avenue
Lexington, Missouri


Based on anticipated future land use, Alternative 4 is the recommended removal alternative to reduce surface exposures and migration potential. Future land use controls will include the development and implementation of a maintenance plan for the site to provide for the long-term effectiveness of this alternative. The recommended alternative is technically and administratively feasible for the site.


EPA has compiled the administrative record for the site. The administrative record contains the EE/CA and other documents EPA relied upon in making its recommendation. The administrative record may be reviewed during normal business hours at the following locations:

Trails Regional Library
Lexington Branch
1008 Main Street
Lexington, Missouri

EPA Region 7
901 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas


EPA encourages the public to review and comment on the EE/CA. The comment period runs from July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009. Please submit your comments by mail or electronically to Carlin Hafiz at the address shown below no later than July 30, 2009.


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:

Carlin Hafiz
Community Involvement Coordinator
EPA Region 7
901 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
913-551-7871, Toll-free 1-800-223-0425
E-mail: hafiz.carlin@epa.gov

Don Lininger
On-Scene Coordinator
EPA Region 7
901 North 5th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66101
913-551-7724, Toll-free 1-800-223-0425
E-mail: lininger.don@epa.gov

EPA Region 7 is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate, please notify the EPA Reasonable Accommodations Coordinator, Sharon Nible, at (1-800-223-0425) or at nible.sharon@epa.gov at least seven days prior to the meeting. Speech or hearing impaired individuals should e-mail or call using the local relay service.

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