A Kansas Reflector reporter examines ‘unfolding environmental disaster’ in Leavenworth County

Hosted By: Clay Wirestone - April 3, 2023


A Leavenworth county landfill has, in the words of a county commissioner, threatened an “unfolding environmental disaster” for Kansas. Neighbors, the landfill’s owner and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment have become entangled in a fiery dispute that has at times involved real flames.

Opinion editor Clay Wirestone talks to reporter Allison Kite about her in-depth story on the dispute.

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Clay Wirestone

Kansas Reflector opinion editor

Allison Kite

Kansas Reflector reporter