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  • Main Title September 2007 monitoring results for Centralia, Kansas.


  • Author: LaFreniere, L. M.
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: Environmental Science Division


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Agriculture.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDA


  • Name: Argonne National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2008-05-01


  • Other


  • Content Description: In September 2005, periodic sampling of groundwater was initiated by the Commodity Credit Corporation of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (CCC/USDA) in the vicinity of a grain storage facility formerly operated by the CCC/USDA at Centralia, Kansas. The sampling at Centralia is being performed on behalf of the CCC/USDA by Argonne National Laboratory, in accord with a monitoring program approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). The objective is to monitor levels of carbon tetrachloride contamination identified in the groundwater at Centralia (Argonne 2003, 2004, 2005a). Under the KDHE-approved monitoring plan (Argonne 2005b), the groundwater is being sampled twice yearly (for a recommended period of two years) for analyses for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), as well as measurement of selected geochemical parameters to aid in the evaluation of possible natural contaminant degradation (reductive dechlorination) processes in the subsurface environment. The sampling is presently conducted in a network of 10 monitoring wells and 6 piezometers (Figure 1.1), at locations approved by the KDHE (Argonne 2006a). The results of groundwater sampling and VOCs analyses in September-October 2005, March 2006, September 2006, and March 2007 were documented previously (Argonne 2006a,b, 2007a). The results have demonstrated the presence of carbon tetrachloride contamination, at levels exceeding the KDHE Tier 2 Risk-Based Screening Level of 5 {micro}g/L for this compound, in a broad groundwater plume that has shown little movement. This report presents the results of the groundwater sampling at Centralia in September 2007, performed in accord with the KDHE-approved monitoring plan (Argonne 2005b). The September 2007 sampling represents the fifth and final monitoring event performed under the recommended two-year monitoring program approved by the KDHE.


  • Keyword: Water Wells
  • Keyword: Monitoring
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Kansas
  • Keyword: Sampling
  • Keyword: Storage Facilities
  • Keyword: Geochemistry
  • STI Subject Categories: 54 Environmental Sciences
  • Keyword: Carbon Tetrachloride
  • Keyword: Volatile Matter


  • Place Name: United States - Kansas - Nemaha County - Centralia


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: ANL/EVS/AGEM/TR-08-01
  • Grant Number: DE-AC02-06CH11357
  • DOI: 10.2172/934900
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 934900
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc900325