K-State to remove chemicals from off-campus landfill

By The Mercury

Staff and wire reports

Crews at Kansas State University will begin removing chemicals and other waste from an off-campus landfill next week.

The site, north of Bill Snyder Family Stadium, was used in the 1960s and 1970s to dispose of chemical waste.

Kelly Greene, environmental manager for K-State, said removing and disposing of the chemicals is expected to take about 45 days. The area will be fenced off, and workers will monitor the air quality throughout the process.

The landfill’s contents will be placed in containers, with samples taken for accurate identification and disposal.

Low-level radioactive materials will be shipped by rail to Utah for disposal, while intact chemical containers will be handled through the university’s hazardous waste contractor.

Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | The Manhattan Mercury, 318 North 5th Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502 | Copyright 2017