Parsons Sun, August 31, 2011
Cam Salyers has been hired by the Great Plains Development Authority as its environmental specialist. Salyers will be responsible for the long-term monitoring, compliance and recordkeeping required by environmental agencies at the Great Plains Industrial Park, formerly the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant.
In its acquisition of 6,700 acres of the property, GPDA will assume the long-term monitoring previously established on the grounds, as well as all anticipated monitoring required of the current and future remediation of production sites. As part of the transfer the Army will provide funding, in advance, for GPDA monitoring needs.
Matrix Environmental Services, Denver, provides environmental consultation for GPDA during its negotiations with the Army, and the company has the contract for the remediation of the 900 Area. Salyers’ employment with the authority ensures continuity between what is negotiated for monitoring and the execution and long-term compliance of those requirements, GPDA officials said.
Salyers is a native Parsonian, a graduate of Parsons High School, and holds a bachelor of arts in environmental studies from the University of Kansas.
Parsons Sun, August 30, 2011
The Labette County Commission agreed to rent a building at the former Kansas Army Ammunition Plant from Great Plains Development Authority to store salt and sand. Instead of rent the county will clear snow from Scott Road inside the plant grounds south into what will be Day and Zimmermann Inc. property and 23000 Road from Scott Road west to the plant entrance at 23000 and Rooks. Commissioner Brian Kinzie said this agreement will make county crews responsible for removing snow on about 2 ½ to three miles of road inside the industrial park. The building will require some work by the county to make sure the salt doesn’t damage the concrete.