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Carol Schmiesing, who retired recently as coordinator of the Kandiyohi County Household Hazardous Waste program, stacks up cans of paint at the Willmar facility. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange

Requirement for hazardous waste could be harming the environment


WILLMAR -- A state system meant to track minimal quantities of hazardous materials that businesses bring to disposal facilities could be backfiring and actually harming the environment.

Kandiyohi County Household Hazardous Waste officials said they fear some hazardous materials that had been brought to the Willmar facility in the past for proper disposal, are now going to the county landfill.

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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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