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      Groundwater Testing to be Done at Former Grand Island Landfill Site

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      Grand Island City Council members will consider hiring an Omaha engineering firm to conduct groundwater testing near the city's former landfill.

      Grand Island Public Works Director John Collins says the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality ordered the city to conduct testing on 47 acres in southern Hall County that the city leased for a landfill from July 1966 through February 1984.

      The testing was ordered last year following research into a 2007 complaint. While researching, DEQ found four volatile organic compounds in groundwater in the area.

      The testing is expected to cost about $80,000.
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