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Location DB > United States > Missouri > Kansas City > Sugar Creek Refinery; Former Site
Sugar Creek Refinery; Former Site
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created by peterbillionaire on 4/27/2011 12:55 PM
last modified by Emperor Wang on 12/21/2016 5:10 AM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
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Type: Outdoors
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
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Kansas City, Missouri
United States
Owner: BP
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1904
    Closed: 1983
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    The Sugar Creek Refinery began operations in 1904, with employees brought in from the Standard facility in Whiting, IN, and living in tents. The main product was kerosene, used to fuel lamps and stoves. The facility was in operation until 1982 and was later destroyed in a fire. (http://library.umk.../text/refinery.htm)

    In 1903, Standard Oil of Indiana purchased land at the northern edge of the city. A new oil refinery was opened a year later and quickly spurred growth in the townsite of Sugar Creek.
    In 2009, BP Oil N America, settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit for extreme polluting and causing unusual cancers in many people. (,_Missouri)

    The Amoco Refinery in Sugar Creek was an active refinery from 1904 until it closed in 1982. When the refinery closed, the entire site encompassed approximately 450 acres. During active refinery operations, the site was involved in the refining of crude oil and the manufacturing of a full range of petroleum
    products including gasoline, jet fuel, kerosene, furnace oil, liquified petroleum gases, petroleum coke, sulfur, and propylene polymers. During its operation, the site contained refinery production process equipment, tank facilities for the storage of products, and a wastewater treatment facility for the
    treatment of waste streams generated onsite. Several reported releases to the environment, which have impacted soils and groundwater beneath the site, occurred during the operational lifetime of the refinery. In addition, groundwater contamination has migrated offsite beneath a residential area (Norledge Area)
    immediately south of and adjacent to the former refinery. The refinery was demolished in the early to mid 1980's, and currently, an asphalt plant and a light petroleum storage and load-out facility are located at the site. (

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