Johnson County Department of Health and Environment statement on Kansas City, Kansas recycling plant fire
Update as of 1:52 p.m. May 19, 2023
Due to a fire at a Kansas City, Kansas recycling plant on the morning of May 19, some residents of Johnson County, Kansas may notice an odor in the air.
Earlier this morning, a targeted NotifyJoCo message was sent notifying people of this situation.
The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency and emergency response officials are responding and monitoring the situation and what the potential/possible health hazards are, if any.
If you are bothered by the smell or are concerned or have underlying health issues, are elderly or have young children, consider staying indoors or shortening the length of outdoor activities and keep windows closed for the time being.
This is an active situation and Wyandotte County officials are providing updates at https://www.wycokck.org/Engage-With-Us/News-articles/Fire-at-Outdoor-Recycling-Center.