Nebraska Ordnance Plant

1942 – 1945
17,250 acres
Mead, Nebraska

  • one of Nebraska’s 5 major ammunition plants
  • 1942-1945 Nebraska Defense Corporation operated the site for the Army
    – Ammunition was loaded
  • 1950-1956  reactivated for the Korean War
  • 1959  transferred to GSA
    –  National Guard & Army Reserve retained roughly 1,000 acres
    – 12 acres as a Nike Missile maintenance area
  • 1960 Air Force  Atlas missile Area (AMA) site S-1
    – 2,000 acres Atlas Missile site
  • bomb factory during the Vietnam War
  • 1990 added as a Superfund site
  • 1997 – 2020+ soil excavation and water treatment
  • 1998 Incineration of 16,449 tons of explosives -contaminated soil

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