Sewage leak on Arkansas River plugged

By on May 30, 2012

A leak that allowed an undetermined amount of contaminated water to spill from a Kansas sewage treatment plant into the Arkansas River has been plugged, according to a report from the Wichita Eagle.

The leak lead to high E. coli levels, a public health advisory against human contact with the river and a fish kill. Water quality has improved since the plug was installed, but officials aren’t yet sure that the leak has stopped completely.

Read more at the Wichita Eagle

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About Jeff Gillies

Jeff Brooks-Gillies has written about science, energy and the environment for going on 10 years. He's a native Michigander who, after a stint in Colorado, lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two kids.

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