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Lawrence must truck 10 million gallons of contaminated water


September 17, 2017

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — 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 lea...

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