During World War II, a quiet cattle ranch outside of Denver was transformed into a 200-building ordinance plant, where 22,000 employees produced up to 6 million cartridges a day. After World War II, the former ordinance plant was converted into a smaller federal facility. Today, the site is known as the Denver Federal Center (DFC), and provides buildings and work space for 28 federal agencies and nearly 7,000 employees within its one-square mile campus. DFC houses the largest concentration of federal agencies outside of Washington, DC.
The former ordinance plant's activities resulted in hazardous substances releases to soil and groundwater. GSA is cleaning up (remediating) these areas through a highly regulated framework of state requirements. The cleanup involves assessing impacts to soil and groundwater, and restoring the site to levels which are protective of human health and the environment. The remediated areas are planned for a high-density mixed use redevelopment including a light rail station.
|Environmental Management Program|
Reduce chemicals of concern in surface soil and subsurface soil and groundwater at the DFC.
Comply with Colorado Department of Public health and Environment (CDPHE) Consent Order.
Residential clean closure of 174.80 acres of the facility.
Groundwater migration from the treatment wall at Kipling below groundwater standards.
Definition water quality north of IM#1 offsite of facility.
|Additional Resources||EPA RCRA Orientation Manual|
Procedures and Forms
|Excavation Permit and Request Form||590K||07/20/2012|
|90-day Storage Area and Spill response form||292K||06/19/2012|
|Pre-demolition Inspection PDF||292K||05/22/2012|
|Fugitive Dust Management and Form||295K||07/18/2012|
|HazWaste Management PDF||447K||06/11/2012|