Kirksville to Pay EPA Fine

Kirksville will pay an EPA fine related to not inspecting businesses involved in the city’s past industrial water treatment program. The Kirksville City Council approved the payment of $8,550 in fines to the EPA for failed inspections on its industrial treatment program in the past several years, even though the three entities that would have been subject to the on-site testing had shifted to other less hazardous chemicals and water treatment, effectively ending the need for special treatment or testing by the city years ago.