The contractor responsible for removing the chicken meal has completed transferring the stockpile to the Barton County landfill and is now removing soil with meal and diesel fuel that is in the rail yard.
This contractor is also responsible for removing the damaged rail cars and this should be completed today.
The stormwater ditches have been cleaned. Crews have spread grass seed and placed erosion control matting on the ditches. An odor masking agent has been worked in reducing the odor from the chicken meal.
Union Pacific anticipates having all of the chicken meal removed from the rail yard by August 23, 2013. Water captured in tanks containing fire foam and diesel fuel continues to be filtered on-site in accordance with the KDHE-approved work plan.