Monday, March 30, 2009

EPA eyeballing potential hazardous waste in Kansas City

March 27, 2009-The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating a potential hazardous materials site owned by the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan.

The EPA’s Region 7 headquarters announced in a news release this afternoon that inspectors are collecting samples of the material at the site, located at North First Street and Franklin Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., next to the Juniper Gardens public housing development.

The EPA visited the site earlier this week after receiving a tip from a confidential source. Once there, inspectors discovered abandoned drums, containers with unknown substances, suspected pesticide wastes, broken fluorescent light bulbs, used tires, oil, abandoned vehicles and an electrical transformer.


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