"Feds OK Kansas Air Force Base Cleanup Settlement"

"KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The federal government has agreed to pay 90 percent of the cost of developing a plan to clean up toxic groundwater pollution at a former U.S. Air Force base in central Kansas, according to court documents filed Tuesday."

"The Department of Justice has signed a settlement agreement that requires the government to pay $8.4 million toward developing the plan to clean up the industrial solvent TCE at the former Schilling Air Force Base in Salina, according to the documents. Payment for implementing the cleanup plan hasn't yet been negotiated.

Salina officials previously had signed off on the first phase of the settlement agreement, which still requires U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia's approval before it becomes final."

Maria Sudekum reports for the Associated Press March 26, 2013.

Source: AP, 03/27/2013