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By Jake Hull
Whitman County Gazette 

City of Pullman forced to haul away biosolids from sewer plant


September 14, 2023

PULLMAN — The City of Pullman has been forced by the Washington Department of Ecology to haul biosolids from a sewer plant, declared an emergency.

The emergency was declared Monday, Sept. 11, by current Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson. He declared to begin trucking the material without going the normal contracting process. The Department of Ecology (DOE) has failed to review the annual permit to trucking the biosolids to the local farms to then be used as fertilizer by the farmers, City officials say. The backup plan, which the city came up with, is to haul materials from Pullman to areas in...

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