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Regional landfill to break ground

Site located east of Washtucna

WASHTUCNA-A regional landfill in the works for more than three decades is about to break ground.

Waste Management announced last Friday, March 3, that it hopes to break ground on a 550-acre landfill later this month; a time and day have yet to be announced.

Company Senior Manager of Business Development Ken Gimpel said the project has been on the drawing board since the late-1980s.

"It has been sitting dormant until about the last year-and-a-half or so, until we decided it's time to develop," he said.

The 550 acres is situated on a 3,200-acre parcel between Mullan and Gray roads, north of Stat...


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