Contamination continues to be reported at Madison Kipp on east side

Contamination continues to be reported at Madison Kipp on east side

Years after pollution was first found at the Madison Kipp Corporation on the east side, reports continue to surface about contamination.

The latest report is about underground pipes that drain contaminated water from the site.

The toxins, known as PCB’s, were discovered just months after the state finalized the cleanup of a contaminated site next to an east side bike path.

According to the State Journal, Madison Kipp officials said they are still working on a plan to clean up that drainage pipe and the area around the bike path.

News 3 spoke to a Kipp neighbor, who is also an environmental engineer, who said not enough is being done to monitor air and groundwater pollution at Kipp.

“I think there’s just not enough testing being done in terms of what’s in the water they’re discharging into Starkweather Creek,” Klafka said. “Also, they have stormwater that’s coming off the property that is likely contaminated and they’re not sampling it. They should be testing it.”

Klafka has more than three decades of experience as an environmental engineer. He feels some concerns have never been addressed, and the scope of the contamination, both on the ground and through smoke stacks into the air, is unclear.

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