The pittsburg city commission approves an agreement with the kansas department of health and environment.
An environmental use control agreement would put the city in charge of maintaining and monitoring the site of a former smelter on north walnut.
The city already removed contaminated soil from the site and buried it beneath a new roadway using what they call an "engineering cap".
"the state, the private property owner, and the city got together to agree on remediation process and the remediation process was to basically to dig a very deep trench and then put a road over the top of it."
Dowe: there are other smelter sites in pittsburg that the city says it will have to tackle at a later date.