Archive for Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Legacy of southeast Kansas mining explored

June 26, 2007


"River City Weekly" will take an in-depth look at lead, zinc and coal mining in southeast Kansas.

The show, "Mining's Legacy: A Scar on Kansas," will feature mining's history and impact; the long-term efforts to remediate toxic waste and water pollution; and the area's future. It begins Wednesday on a special "River City Weekly" encore.

Guests include Walt Wettstein, former miner; Jim McCauley, Kansas Geological Survey geologist; Dave Drake, project manager for Superfund Division, EPA Region 7; and Doug Gatewood, Kansas representative from the 1st District.

A special section on "Mining's Legacy" done in conjunction with the Lawrence Journal-World and complete with video interviews, articles and photo galleries can be found online at

"River City Weekly" with host Greg Hurd premieres on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6 at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays with replays at 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 9 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. Saturdays, 9:30 p.m. Sundays, 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Mondays, and 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays.

"River City Weekly" also can be seen anytime on Sunflower on Demand.


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