The Glasgow Board of Aldermen has approved a bid to begin testing on the City’s lagoon. The company Terracon moved its equipment in on Friday, and some results are expected by Monday.

Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott speak with City Administrator Kevin Atwood:

Kevin Atwood

Board members hope to overturn FEMA’s recent decision to suspend funding for sludge removal. “We need the quick turnaround because of the appeal. We had sixty days to appeal, and we’re right about square in the middle of that right now,” said Atwood, “The test, we had top-of-the-head figures initally of anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000. The proposal came in a little higher at a little over $11,000. Probably due to the amount of equipment and things that they had to bring in.”

If the City is able to show that a significant portion of the sludge is from river flooding, they will once again be eligible to receive funding from FEMA.