Kansas commission reviewing wastewater well permits


November 5, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas' energy-regulating agency is reviewing errors found in oil wastewater permits.

Six wastewater wells were issued permits even though their operators didn't accurately inform nearby residents that they have a right to protest the wells, KCUR-FM reported .

Companies must publish a notice in a local newspaper to inform residents of the planned well. Residents then have 30 days to protest the well to the Kansas Corporation Commission.

Matfield Green resident Cindy Hoedel discovered the issue. Hoedel, who opposes the wells, discovered that some companies had been...

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