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City animal carcass program in jeopardy

Council invites DEQ to explain recent rule changes


July 11, 2019

Rule changes may force Sundance to call time on its dead animal waste composting program, the council heard last week. At the request of Council Member Joe Wilson, representatives from the DEQ will be asked to visit Sundance to clarify its rules and discuss options for the city.

Public Works Director Mac Erickson explained the problem at Tuesday’s meeting of the council: the DEQ now wants dead animal waste to be placed on an impervious surface and the leachate collected and taken either to the lagoon or a lined pond. The new rules are not completely clear and appear to have been created...

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