7 MILES NE OF DODGE CITY OFF HWY 50/56
The Wright Ground Water Contamination site was identified in 1988 following the collection and analysis of a groundwater sample from a private well being tested for real estate purposes. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were detected in the groundwater samples and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) was notified. In 1989, KDHE collected groundwater samples from several wells throughout Wright and confirmed that the groundwater was contaminated. VOCs were detected in 16 private wells; pesticides and heavy metals were also detected in several wells. Wright did not have a municipal water supply; residents received water from private wells. However, in 1997, a municipal water line was provided to the citizens of Wright through an EPA removal action.
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