- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 6, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Documents from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality show water samples weren’t toxic before a hotel burned down earlier this year.

The city’s stormwater manager says sampling was done after the fire too. He says tests showed some levels had spiked, but returned to normal after a few days.

The Sentinel-Record reports (https://bit.ly/V1fa9j ) a rainwater sample from the Majestic Hotel was also tested about two months before a fire ripped through the historic hotel in February.

The blaze prompted the city to raze part of the hotel’s complex and condemn the rest. Rubble has been piled along the street since the fire.

The owner of the corporation that owns the Majestic property has submitted a cleanup plan to the state’s environmental quality department. A revised plan is expected this week.



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Information from: The Sentinel-Record, https://www.hotsr.com

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