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Haskell Urban Garden Brownfield Cleanup, Kansas City, KS


GSI partnered with the Kansas Department of Health & Environment (KDHE) and a local community group in Kansas City to address contaminated property and promote reuse of an abandoned dump site as an urban garden. Previous assessment had identified lead in the soil which required removal prior to reuse.


GSI Developed and Implemented a State-Approved Remedial Action Plan and QAPP in less than three weeks!


GSI completed its review of historical data and developed a Remedial Action Plan and Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) in a matter of days. These plans were subsequently approved for use under the KDHE Voluntary Cleanup & Property Redevelopment Program.




















GSI implemented project field work in three days.  


Field operations included removal of 140 tons of contaminated soil and special waste, soil characterization in the field using x-ray fluorescence (XRF) technology, and surface restoration using organic topsoil blends. All work was performed following EPA Region 7 Quality Assurance Standards.


Brownfields cleanup completed in 60 days!


Laboratory verification testing indicated site characterization and cleanup levels below risk-based cleanup standards. This work has since promoted reuse of the site as a community-based urban


Brownfields Characterization in Field


Cleanup Planning & Design


Community Outreach


Removal Action Plan


EPA Brownfields Funding


Regulatory Closure


Accelerated Schedule