- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Turnpike Authority has deemed water in a south Topeka creek safe again after it experienced a sewage spill last week.

The Topeka Capital-Journal (https://bit.ly/2oLKtVW ) reports that samples collected Monday indicated sewage levels in Shunga Creek have now dropped to a safe level. The public was alerted last Wednesday that the toxins in the creek were too high for public interaction.

Rachel Bell, director of business services and customer relations for the Turnpike Authority, said last week that an unknown amount of sewage spilled into the creek on April 19 while crews with subcontractor RD Johnson prepared to relocate a sewage line on the south Topeka Interstate 470 interchange.

The construction work includes toll plaza and bridge improvements, a realigned northbound exit ramp and improved drainage.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, https://www.cjonline.com

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