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DeWitt County Board Begins Discussions For Baseline Testing of Clinton Landfill

The DeWitt County Board spent a good length of time discussing possible baseline testing of the Clinton landfill.

Board Member Terry Hoffman had a representative from Patrick Engineering speak at a recent meeting. Hoffman wants to see a baseline testing scope of work from the Landfill. Board Member George Wismiller believes it is a good idea to routinely check the water and a baseline test would be the first step in the process.

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The representative asked if Wismiller was concerned with testing the entire county or the area around the landfill. Board Member Danny Ballenger and Wismiller both voiced their desire to have all of DeWitt County tested. A county-wide testing could become very expensive.

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The Board was told to look at the data they already had first. A paper study was recommended and it would need to be done before a physical testing of the water.

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The Patrick Representative says he will work with DeWitt County to create a scope of testing. He will also attend meetings held by Senator Chapin Rose to discuss these issues.

To hear the entire discussion, including words from Dave Remmert, Director of the DeWitt-Piatt Bi-County Health Department, listen below:

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