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November 6, 2017

Oregon OKs developer's plan to move contaminated soil

Statesman Journal

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon has approved a developer's plan to truck pesticide-contaminated soil from a proposed residential development in northeast Salem to a farm 6 miles away.

The soil, contaminated with dieldrin, would pose ingestion, inhalation and skin contact hazards for new residents, but “should be safe for farm use,” regulators said in a response to public comments on the controversial proposal.

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