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Old issue at landfill may cost taxpayers a bundle


WILLMAR -- An underground plume of methane, likely caused by barrels of lead paint that were dumped in the landfill back in the 1970s, has been haunting the Kandiyohi County Commissioners for the last decade.

On Tuesday, the commissioners were told that investigating the source of the contamination, along with potential rule changes at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, could cost county taxpayers as much as $1.1 million a year for the next decade.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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