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25 Years, $2.5 Billion: KC Launches Big Sewer Project

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KCUR
EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks and Assistant US Attorney Ignacia S. Moreno make the announcement.

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Kansas City , Mo. – Federal and Kansas City officials have agreed on a partial fix for the city's sewer system. It will cost more than 2.5 billion dollars and take 25 years the largest infrastructure project in the city's history. A consent decree lodged in US federal court Tuesday all but sealed the deal after years of negotiations pitting the city against the EPA and Justice Department.

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