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April 20, 2022



April 20, 1972

Members of the Chamber of Commerce approved a resolution urging the DEQ to reconsider its evaluation of the Sweet Home dump near Holley.

The DEQ said the dump is a potential fire and pollution hazard, and has been working on closure of the dump site operated by Lester Weld for 2.5 years.

Following an interpretive two-part feature story in a daily paper about Weld, his dump site and DEQ rulings, the DEQ issued a letter stating they will make a decision in two weeks on how to close the site. Members of Oregon Sanitary Service Institute from across the state agreed to back Wel...



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