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Coordinated cleanup underway at Pittsburg contaminated site


October 21, 2018

PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and a southeastern city have partnered to clean up and repurpose contaminated property for use in future commercial development.

The coordinated cleanup that's underway in Pittsburg is targeting contaminated soil left behind by a former zinc-smelting plant, Weir City Zinc Works, the Joplin Globe reported . The plant operated from around 1880 to 1920 and left concentrations of arsenic, cadmium and zinc on the property.

The former smelting plant site is identified as an orphan site, which means that the entities responsi...

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