Kansas Army Ammunition Plant

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Joint Munitions Command
Active 1942 - 2009
Country United States
Website http://www.jmc.army.mil/

The Kansas Army Ammunition Plant (Kansas AAP) was a 13,727-acre (55.55 km2) government-owned, contractor-operated (GOCO) facility, established in 1942, located near Parsons, Kansas. The plant produced ammunition during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.[1] The plant was deactivated on March 4, 2009 as part of the Base Realignment and Closure, 2005.[2] The plant was last operated by Day and Zimmerman, Inc.

Production[edit]

While in operation, the Kansas AAP produced a variety of ammunition, from basic artillery and mortar shells to sophisticated air dropped munitions with advanced guidance and control systems. Some examples of munitions produced include the Sensor Fuzed Weapon for the US Air Force, M720 and M768 60 mm mortars for the US Army and the M795 155 mm projectile for the US Marine Corps.[2]

Environmental impact[edit]

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspected the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant to determine if the site needed to be cleaned up via RCRA or CERCLA. On September 30, 2003 the EPA found that the contamination at the site was under control.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Army Ammunition Management System" (PDF). United States Army. December 1, 1982. p. 51. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Darryl Howlett (March 4, 2009). "Kansas Army Ammunition Plant ends mission". JMC Public Affairs. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Documentation of Environmental Indicator Determination, RCRA Info code (CA725)" (PDF). EPA. September 30, 2003. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Documentation of Environmental Indicator Determination, RCRA Info code (CA750)" (PDF). EPA. June 10, 2005. Retrieved March 15, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 37°17′07″N 95°10′44″W / 37.28528°N 95.17889°W / 37.28528; -95.17889