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Public Notice: Sheller-Globe Corporation Disposal Superfund Site, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa

Publish Date: 06/24/2020


Fourth Five-Year Review Completed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has completed the Fourth Five-Year Review for the Sheller-Globe Corporation Disposal Superfund Site. Five-year reviews are required by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) when hazardous substances remain on-site above levels that permit unrestricted use and unlimited exposure. Five-year reviews provide an opportunity to evaluate the site remedy to determine whether it remains protective of human health and the environment.

This Five-Year Review found that a sitewide protectiveness determination of the remedy at this site cannot be made at this time, until further information is obtained regarding potential risk to ecological receptors. Further information will be obtained by conducting an updated Baseline Ecological Risk Assessment. This evaluation is expected to occur no later than summer 2021, at which time a protectiveness determination will be made. EPA has determined that the remedy remains protective of human health. This Five-Year Review Report was signed June 5, 2020.

EPA has assessed the ability of the public to access this Five-Year Review through an internet-based repository and has determined that the local community has this ability. As a result, the Administrative Records are available on EPA’s website (see Site Documents & Data).

Questions or requests for site information and/or the five-year review process can be submitted to:

Pamela Houston
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region 7 (ORA/OPA)
11201 Renner Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66219
Toll-free: 1-800-223-0425

Applicant or Respondent

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