Location and Description: The former Lincoln Air Force Base
Atlas Missile Site 9 is located approximately six miles west of Wilber,
Neb. The Department of Defense acquired the launch area and
surrounding grounds, which consist of approximately 245 acres, through
purchase and condemnation procedures between 1960 and 1964. The
fenced launch area comprises about 18.5 acres and consists of an
empty, abandoned missile silo and other associated structures. The
area surrounding the silo has been used primarily for storage of farm
equipment, abandoned automobiles, and other miscellaneous items.
Open land outside the fence has been used for farming and cattle
All above ground structures, except the pump houses for two
production wells, have been demolished. The site was deactivated and turned over to the
General Services Administration in 1996.
The project is in the groundwater Monitoring Natural Attenuation (MNA) long-term
management phase. In addition to the annual groundwater sampling/MNA activity, the
activity at the site will also include a bioremediation groundwater project.
Activities for 2015: Annual groundwater
monitoring/MNA report submitted to Nebraska
Department of Environmental Quality.
In-house sampling crews will conduct annual ground water sampling. Secure a contract for
the groundwater bioremediation project to reduce lingering concentrations of volatile organic
Proposed Activities for 2016: Complete and submit the annual groundwater
monitoring/MNA report. Submit work plans for the bioremediation activity for regulatory
agency review. Initiate implementation of work plan activities.