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Lawmakers worried after Lawrence releases contaminated water


January 12, 2018

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers want to be better alerted after short notice was given that a city was authorized to release nitrogen-contaminated water into the Kansas River.

Republican Sen. Rob Olson of Olathe said Thursday at a Senate Utilities Committee meeting that he wants Lawrence's contaminated water releases to not become normal operating practice. He also said there should be better notification along the river for such releases, the Lawrence Journal-World reported .

"Have we learned something here, to maybe improve on it?" Olson said. "And not just because it was Lawrenc...

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