Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Lawrence Must Rid Contaminated Water

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Lawrence Must Rid Contaminated Water

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The Associated Press

LAWRENCE -- The city of Lawrence faces the need to truck 10 million gallons of nitrogen-contaminated water away from the former Farmland Industries fertilizer plant, while also dealing with increased water storage at the site and lower-than-expected earnings on a trust fund that was set up to pay for remediation efforts.

The city sought bids to test and move enough water to fill 15 Olympic-sized swimming pools and distribute it to area farmers to fertilize their land, The Lawrence Journal-World reported.

"Ten million gallons and trucking is not going to be inexpensive, by at least my standards, but we'll try to do it as effectively as we can and minimize it," said Director of Utilities Dave Wagner.

A pipeline had been running the water from the site across the Kansas River to distribute to farmers north of Lawrence. …

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