Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2011

KDHE lifts health advisory for Hog Creek near Basehor

May 5, 2011

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced Wednesday afternoon that the health advisory for Hog Creek near Basehor had been lifted, three weeks after it was issued.

E. Coli bacteria concentrations in the creek had returned to acceptable levels in samples tested by KDHE workers this week, according to a KDHE release.

A report from KDHE's investigation of the contamination is under review, the release said, and KDHE is also working to prevent future contamination of the creek.

KDHE issued the advisory April 13 after detecting high concentrations of E. Coli. The contamination in the creek originated from a dairy farm waste spill near 158th Street and Kansas Avenue.

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