Portland compost may be shipped to S. Oregon town

Portland compost may be shipped to S. Oregon town

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Portland compost may be shipped to S. Oregon town

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Posted on February 8, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 8 at 1:43 PM

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

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