Wichita Moving 5 Families Because of Methane Gas

By: AP
By: AP

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Wichita plans to temporarily relocate residents of five homes in a mobile home park after Kansas Gas Service detected methane gas during routine surveys.

Officials think the source of the gas may be a closed landfill
immediately north of the Lamplighter mobile home park.

Heavy rainfall has raised the water table and may be helping the landfill gas migrate.

The city wants to dig a trench around the perimeter of the mobile home park and install vents to dissipate the gas.

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