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David Sparks Ph.d Waste Disposal
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Idaho Agribusiness Today
Date: February 13, 2017

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At a meeting before Payette County commissioners concerning the recent devastation related to collapsing buildings from snow load, disposal of hundreds of buildings with all kinds of landfill hazards included in the massive amount of debris, all of which was headed to one regional landfill, the task becomes daunting. Basil Tupee, An environmental engineer with Holiday Engineering, gave Payette County commissioners a sample of the landfill concerns. Clay Peak landfill is in Payette County and it is where all the salvaged garbage from cave-ins is headed. Quote this would be some waste that we simply cannot take. Explosives such as ammunition. If he knows he’s got explosives in his failed building, he's got to go after it. He cannot bring that out indiscriminately to the site. If he has compressed gases, he has to go after it.”

Dale Nolder with the state office of emergency management urged the group of agency managers to move quickly. "These issues need to resolve it as quickly as humanly possible and maybe even faster than that because we have all of the stuff going on in the clock is ticking.”The clock is ticking concerning literally millions of pounds of onions that need to be disposed of safely. There are many reasons for that which we will address tomorrow.

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