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Investigation reveals contamination plume at Kandiyohi Co. landfill is not what was expected


WILLMAR -- The investigation of a plume of groundwater contamination coming from the Kandiyohi County landfill is providing some surprising information that will help identify the scope of the problem and potential cleanup options. The county has been tracking the plume -- which originated from barrels of toxic paint and solvents buried at the landfill in the 1970s -- for years by using monitoring wells.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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