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Archive for Friday, September 25, 2009

Amendment gives town hope for buyout

September 25, 2009

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— A possible buyout of residents in a former southeast Kansas mining town has progressed in Washington.

On a voice vote Thursday, the Senate approved an amendment giving the Environmental Protection Agency authority for the buyout in Treece.

About 70 families live in Treece, where zinc and lead were mined for decades.

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