KDHE: River contaminants have cleared

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January 9, 2020 - 10:38 AM

Workers continue cleanup effforts at Mid-West Fertilizer in Iola Wednesday, a week after the business sustained heavy damage in a fire. REGISTER/ERIC SPRUILL

The Neosho River received a clean bill of health from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment on Wednesday.

Ashley Jones-Wisner, a public information officer for KDHE, said the group monitored the river through Monday and found no further contamination from the run-off of a fire of an Iola fertilizer facility on New Year’s Day.

Soil test results are expected this afternoon for the area affected by the run-off of fire-fighting efforts.

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