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Jeff Garretson - January 19, 2016 12:12 pm

KWU Campus

What’s beneath the grass in your backyard?

The Smoky Hills Audubon Society is presenting a look at how environmental geology is working around the community with guest speaker Wesley McCall.

The licensed geologist joined in on the KSAL Morning News Tuesday with a look at how pollutants that lives beneath the surface – can seep into our lives.

“In most of Salina I think if we did an investigation in someone’s backyard everything is probably in pretty good shape,” McCall said.

“But a lot of people do live pretty close to industrial facilities or commercial operations where they use some chemicals that as long as they are handled correctly everything is okay. But if some of them are spilled and get into the soil and the ground water then they can migrate and impact the ground water or if they are volatile can impact the soil gas beneath your home.”

McCall, who is employed by Geoprobe in Salina, has managed environmental investigations for over 25 years around the U.S., Europe and Canada.

The free presentation is hosted by the Smoky Hills Audubon Society on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University, Peters Science Hall, Room #229.

The gathering begins at 7pm with Mr. McCall’s program slated for 7:30pm.

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