The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has completed the Sixth Five-Year Review for the Cherokee County National Priorities List (NPL) Superfund Site (site) in Cherokee County, Kansas. Lead is one of the main contaminants of concern. 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.
EPA cannot determine the protectiveness of the site remedies at this time, until further information is obtained by taking additional action. This Sixth Five-Year Review was completed in September 2020.
EPA has assessed the ability of the public to access site information through an internet-based repository and has determined that the local community has this ability. As a result, the Five-Year Reviews (see Reports and Documents) and Administrative Records for this site are available through this website: www.epa.gov/superfund/cherokeecounty (click on Site Documents & Data).
EPA encourages community members to ask questions and report any concerns about this site. Questions or requests for site information and/or the Five-Year Review process can be submitted to:
U.S. EPA Remedial Project Manager
U.S. EPA Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 7
11201 Renner Boulevard, Lenexa, KS 66201