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In spring 2012, the University of Minnesota completed a remedial investigation (RI) of the eastern 3,500 acres of its UMore Park property in Dakota County.
The purpose of the RI was to collect important information regarding the environmental condition of the property. The RI investigated historical uses of the property, including the Gopher Ordnance Works, a federal smokeless gunpowder manufacturing facility during World War II, as well as activities following the University’s acquisition of the property.
The University’s contractor for the RI, Barr Engineering, worked to collect samples of soil and groundwater for laboratory analysis to assess any potential environmental impacts. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) provided regulatory oversight for the RI and is the lead environmental administrative agency for the site.
Read a Fact Sheet on the Remedial Investigation (119 KB PDF)
Read the Frequently Asked Questions (51 KB PDF)
View the Final Remedial Investigation Report
The University has also established a public Information Repository in the following location:
UMore Park Administration Building
1605 160th Street W
Rosemount, MN 55068
Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The Information Repository is designed to provide a convenient and readily accessible location where residents can go to read and obtain copies of pertinent documents about the site. The Repository presently contains copies of many past environmental studies at UMore Park, documents relating to the planned RI at UMore Park, and other materials regarding the University's property.The Repository will be updated regularly to include additional information as it becomes available.
Copies of the documents are also placed in the Online Information Repository.
Parties desiring additional information should contact:
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
University of Minnesota
Public meetings and actions related the Remedial Investigation will be listed here. Please check back for updates.