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      Records show water runoff from hotel not toxic

      HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Documents from the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality show water runoff from a hotel that burned down earlier this year isn't toxic.

      The Sentinel-Record reports (http://bit.ly/V1fa9j ) a rainwater sample from the Majestic Hotel was tested about two months before a large fire ripped through the historic hotel in February.

      The department says the sample's results showed no large amounts of contaminants in the runoff.

      The blaze prompted the city to raze part of the hotel's complex and condemn the rest. Rubble has been piled along the street since the fire.

      Garrison Hassenflu, the owner of the corporation that owns the Majestic property, has submitted a cleanup plan to the state's environmental quality department. A revised plan is expected this week.

      Information from: The Sentinel-Record, http://www.hotsr.com

      Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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