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Feds Investigate Jacam Chemical Company Over Illegal Disposal Allegations

Newly unsealed search warrants show federal regulators are investigating allegations that a Kansas chemical manufacturer illegally dumped fluids in a well in violation of safe drinking water laws.

The president of Sterling, Kansas-based Jacam Chemical Company says it was treating a customer's well and is cooperating with the investigation.

Search warrants made public yesterday in federal court show the Environmental Protection Agency has been conducting surveillance on JAYCAM and its subsidiary Jacam Manufacturing 2013 in Lyons since December 2012.

The agency is investigating whether the companies discharged liquid into an underground injection well located in rural Rice County.

Investigators in May seized environmental samples along with other evidence. No charges have been filed.

The company makes chemicals used in the oil and gas industry.