Omaha Lead Smelter NPL

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Incident Type




Case Status



Missouri River


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Threatened and Endangered Species

Financial Summary

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Case Description

The facility encompasses approximately 210 acres and is just west of the Missouri River. Union Pacific Railroad Omaha Shops Facility used the facility for approximately 100 years, with its principle functions as a railroad fueling facility, repair shop, paint shop and body repair shop for the locomotive and car fleet. From the 1950s to the 1988, the facility was a major overhaul and maintenance facility. Maintenance and repair activities involved various hazardous substances, principally paints, paint solvents, caustic cleaning chemicals and degreasing solvents. Some of the wastes generated from these activities were disposed of on-site, resulting in contamination of soil and ground water. In 1988, most of the operations moved out of state. Demolition of the facility began after operations were moved off-site.

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Consent Decree Consent Decree (Pacific Union RR) 08/09/2011


 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment 05/01/2012

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Case Contact

Nebraska Ecological Services Field Office

Wood River, NE | (308) 382-6468 |

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