The city of Kirksville is paying a fine to the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to keep up on water inspections. The city is being fined because they did not follow the inspection guidelines at its industrial water treatment sites for the last several years.
The Kirksville Daily news reports that the City Council voted to pay the $8,550 fine even though the city changed the chemicals it used for water treatment. City manager Mari Macomber told the agency the city discontinued its industrial water treatment program four years ago, because they were using less hazardous chemicals in the treatment that did not require testing. The EPA maintained the city should have still inspected the three facilities treatment plants; A.T. Still University, Kraft Foods and Northeast Regional Medical center.