- Associated Press - Friday, January 3, 2020

HUMBOLDT, Kan. (AP) - Residents of a southeast Kansas town were told Friday they could return to using the city’s water after its water plant reopened.

Humboldt shut down its water plant and on Thursday asked residents to limit their water use because of a chemical spill in the nearby Neosho River.

On Friday, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said tests showed the water from the river met federal standards and authorized the city to resume water production.

The Iola Register reported the chemical spill came from a fire at the Mid-West Fertilizers in Iola.

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