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Trench Surrounding Arkansas Stump Dump Fire Saves $7.5M

A trench around an underground fire at an Arkansas landfill containing wood waste has saved up to $7.5 million in cleanup costs, according to environmental officials. Engineering consultant Environmental Works Inc. dug the trench last month around the Bella Vista …

Oregon Lumber Dump Troubles Town With Frequent Fires

The man who owns one of Oregon’s oldest organic wineries also has his name on a massive environmental fine at a long-burning dump across the state. A decades-old lumber dump outside Pilot Rock is expected to burn again this summer, …

Iowa City Negotiating With Insurer Over Fire

Iowa City officials are negotiating with an insurer about a disputed claim arising from last year’s landfill fire. The Iowa City Press-Citizen says the City Council has approved a confidentiality agreement with The Travelers Cos. That agreement will keep details …

Imaging Shows Hot Spots at Iowa City Landfill

Thermal imaging shows hot spots remain possible obstacles to cleanup efforts after the landfill fire in Iowa City. Landfill superintendent Dave Elias told the Iowa City Press-Citizen that the extremely dry conditions led to cracks in dirt layer used to …