Site Sampling - Des Moines (ex) Ordnance Plant Site, Ankeny, Iowa
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) will conduct sampling activities at the landfill/lagoon complex portion of the Des Moines (ex) Ordnance Plant (DMOP) Superfund Site. The DMOP was a former Department of Defense facility that produced small arms ammunition between 1942 and 1946.
The 38-acre landfill/lagoon complex portion of the DMOP is part of the larger DMOP Manufacturing Facility property which is bounded by Southwest 3rd Street and Ordnance Road to the north, Highway 69 to the east, and Highway 415 to the south and west. At various times between 1941 to 1991, the landfill/lagoon complex received many types of wastes from the DMOP, John Deere, and the City of Ankeny.
The purpose of the sampling is to further evaluate whether any threat to human health or the environment exists as a result of past disposal activities at the landfill/lagoon complex.
EPA will collect the following samples:
• Surface Water
The sampling is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 16, 2005, and will last approximately three days.
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Office of External Programs
U.S. EPA Region 7
901 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
Toll Free: 1-800-223-0425