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Kansas didn't inform residents of contaminated water


August 26, 2018

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials didn't notify hundreds of Wichita-area residents about contaminated drinking water in two neighborhoods for years.

The state discovered dry cleaning chemicals had contaminated groundwater at a Haysville laundromat in 2011 while investigating a possible Kwik Shop expansion. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment didn't act on the contamination for more than six years, the Wichita Eagle reported.

The state didn't test nearby private wells or notify residents so that they could test for contamination at their drinking wells. The department said...

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