CRESCENT, Ore. (AP) -- Residents of a small town in Klamath County have gotten notice that a composting operation is proposed in their community that could bring food scraps from Portland.
Residents of Crescent tell the Bend Bulletin (http://bit.ly/YJX3lk) they're worried about a stench ruining the clean air, as well as the threat to their groundwater supply.
A Tualatin company has applied for a state permit to ship food waste and compost from Willamette County operations.
One of them, in North Plains, handles Portland food waste and has drawn hundreds of odor complaints.
A partner in the Crescent proposal said the waste wouldn't generate the sort of stink in the dry high desert environment that it has in the wetter Willamette Valley.
------ Information from: The Bulletin, http://www.bendbulletin.com AP-WF-02-08-13 2031GMT