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Public Notice: Bruno Cooperative Association/Associated Properties Superfund Site, Bruno, Butler County, Nebraska

Publish Date: 08/27/2020


Third Five-Year Review Completed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has completed the Third Five-Year Review for the Bruno Cooperative Association/Associated Properties 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 further investigation may be required at this site, due to detections in groundwater of carbon tetrachloride in excess of the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) at one well location. However, since area residents are on a Public Water Supply System, they are not being exposed to this groundwater; therefore, EPA has determined that the remedy remains protective of human health and the environment. This Five-Year Review Report was signed Aug. 24, 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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