Lee's Summit landfill may be releasing methane

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) - Methane gas may be coming out of a landfill in suburban Kansas City.

Officials in Lee's Summit have notified residents that the 160-acre Lee's Summit Sanitary Landfill may be emitting methane gas. The state Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that eight nearby property owners have been notified of the possible problem.

DNR said it's been working with Lee's Summit officials on methane issues since 1997. The city has taken some corrective actions, but DNR said the methane concentrations still exceed recommended limits.

Methane is a colorless, odorless gas that can be explosive within a certain range of concentrations.

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