Salina Cleanup Settlement Delayed Until August

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ There's been a delay in a long-sought settlement that would allow Salina to take over the cleanup of pollution at a former Air Force base.

Salina, which acquired the former Schilling Air Force Base when it closed in 1965, filed a federal lawsuit in 2010 to recoup the cost of cleaning up pollution left from when the base was in operation. The cleanup had previously been the jurisdiction of the federal government.

In March, the two sides said they'd agreed in principle to a settlement. They were expected to have a finalized settlement April 27.

Since then court documents show they have asked the court to extend that deadline until Aug. 27 to give them time to negotiate the specific terms of the proposed settlement.

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