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Eureka Council rejects Apex Directional Drilling's claim against city

EUREKA- At the Eureka City Council meeting on Tuesday night, council members rejected a claim of more than $6 million that Apex Directional Drilling filed against the city.

Apex stopped working back in March on a phase of the Martin Slough Interceptor Project, which is designed to improve Eureka’s waste water treatment system.  Representatives with Apex say there were different soil conditions than what the city and its engineering consultants said would be there, and because of that, the company could not complete that phase. Now that the city has rejected the claim, Apex can file a lawsuit against the city. 

Also at Tuesday night’s meeting, the council awarded a contract to Wahlund Construction to investigate the condition of the abandoned drill and complete that phase if a feasible alternative is found.