LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

BEND, Ore. (AP) -- After protests from residents, state officials have suspended action on a proposed compost operation that could have brought Portland table waste to a Klamath County town.

The state Department of Environmental Quality said Monday that it will need more information to judge the environmental impact of the operation planned by Klamath Soil Amendments.

The agency said its action was based on the comments it got in a public meeting last week and further evaluation of the site, an old mill near Crescent. The agency said it would issue a permit if a revised application demonstrates the operation will meet environmental standards.

The company said it would process 36,000 tons of compost a year. Residents of the unincorporated town of a few hundred people said they feared odor and groundwater pollution.

Read or Share this story: http://www.kgw.com/story/news/local/southern-oregon/2014/07/25/12458490/