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Kansas Geological Survey, Open-file Report 2000-9

The potential for ground subsidence associated with the closure of AmeriCold Logistics (KC Underground, L.L.C.) warehouse facility

by Gregory C. Ohlmacher


On February 2, 1999, the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kansas, and AmeriCold Logistics held a public meeting to address concerns related to the closure of the cold-storage facility and warehouse in Turner, Kansas. Mr. Joel Smith, Sr. Vice-President of AmeriCold Logistics and Mr. Paul Niewald also representing AmeriCold Logistics presented a brief history of the mine and warehouse facility, the economics that led to the proposed closure of the warehouse, and possible surface problems related to the closure, The surface problems are (1) the potential for damage to surface structures associated with the shut down and abandonment of the cold storage facility and warehouse and (2) the potential for damage to Holliday Drive where it passes over the area of the old mine.

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Placed online Nov. 4, 2011; originally released March 2000
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