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Millenia Productions - Burrton TCRA

Site Contact:
Daniel O'Crowley
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
1919 South Sandhills Road
Burrton, KS 67020
NRC#: 1373006

On July 14, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) responded to a report of a chemical fire at 1919 South Sand Hill Road in Burrton, Kansas. EPA On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) found a smoldering pit containing at least 50 burned containers.

EPA monitored the air in real time and identified volatile organic compounds (VOCs) within the smoke plume. However, VOCs were not detected at elevated levels away from the burn pit, indicating widespread impacts were not present at that time. Additionally, an estimated 577 unburned containers were staged near the burn pit.

EPA oversaw response actions conducted by the Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) to stabilize the incident and relocate the containers into an on-site storage building.

On August 18, 2023, EPA and the PRP entered into a settlement agreement obligating the PRP to conduct assessment and cleanup actions at the site. Under this settlement agreement, the PRP will assess and dispose of the remaining containers; assess and clean up soil in and around the burn pit; and assess and remediate (if necessary) drinking water wells in the area. All of these activities will be done under EPA oversight.

EPA anticipates cleanup activities will begin in October 2023.