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K-State Today

January 26, 2012

Old chemical landfill to be removed

Submitted by Environmental Health and Safety

Beginning Feb. 1, Kansas State University will begin removing the contents of the old chemical waste landfill.

The landfill is located north of Bill Snyder Family Stadium near Kimball Avenue.

The contents of the landfill will be placed into containers and sampled for accurate identification. Low-level radioactive materials will be shipped by rail to Utah for disposal. Intact chemical containers will be disposed of through K-State's hazardous waste contractor.

Continuous air monitoring will be done throughout the excavation process, which is expected to take 45 days.