Sylvan Grove CCC/USDA Carbon Tet Site

The Sylvan Grove former CCC/USDA site is an industrial site located near 308 Old HWY 18, Sylvan Grove, Lincoln County, Kansas.  The public land survey description is the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of Section 11 Township 12 South, Range 10 West in Lincoln County, Kansas.  The Site is surrounded by agricultural use property to the north and east, and residential properties to the south and west.

  1. Background
  2. Documents
  3. Investigation

Site Background

The Commodity Credit Corporation/United States Department of Agriculture (CCC/USDA) operated a grain storage facility consisting of 30 circular grain storage bins on two acres from 1954 to 1966 and used carbon tetrachloride (CT) as a grain fumigant. After the grain storage facility closed, all structures were removed, and the land was incorporated into farm homesite property. KDHE detected CT contamination above the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL)  of 5 micrograms per liter (µg/L) in a private well in 1998 and 2006 during a statewide USDA private well sampling program.