Karl Brooks

3:58 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Food Is UMKC Focus On America Recycles Day

Melissa Barton, a UMKC food service manager, gives student union kitchen tour to EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks.
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The Region Seven Administrator of the  Environmental  Protection Agency holds up University of Missouri-Kansas City’s food recovery and  dining  recycling programs as examples to emulate.

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10:38 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Soil Cleanup Underway In Southwest Missouri

Property damaged by the 2011 Joplin tornado, which also unearthed dangerous contaminants from the town's mining era.
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When the tornado tore through Joplin and Duquesne in southwest Mo. in May 2011, not only did it kill 161 people and destroy thousands of buildings, it also unearthed something dangerous:

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