Bannister Federal Complex - Due Dilligence Investigation

Kansas City, Missouri

For CenterPoint Properties, SSP&A is the lead environmental consultant for a comprehensive Due Diligence Investigation (DDI) of the Bannister Federal Complex (BFC) in Kansas City, MO.  For more than 60 years, the 300-acre complex served the nation, first as a WWII-era aircraft manufacturing and testing facility, and subsequently as a secure, high-tech plant producing mechanical and electronic components for national defense systems.  As of 2015, all manufacturing activities have been relocated to a new National Security Campus in Kansas City, and the BFC site is being evaluated for redevelopment under the authority of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014.  SSP&A is leading the environmental DDI, and providing strategic guidance to CenterPoint.  Elements of the project include an intensive soil and groundwater sampling and analysis program, baseline air monitoring, human health risk evaluation of redevelopment scenarios, and evaluation of remedial alternatives and costs.  SSP&A is also working closely with Brandenburg (demolition specialists), Auxier and Associates (health physics specialists), and Lutjen (civil engineering) in their evaluation of building materials and site management during potential demolition activities.  Should the DDI results prove satisfactory, the investigative and engineering evaluation work will contribute to a Finding of Suitability for Early Transfer (FOSET) under CERCLA Section 120 (h).