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Clover Flat Landfill in Napa County Calif. Catches Fire Multiple Times

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The Clover Valley Landfill in California's wine country is under question following multiple fires.

A former Napa Valley fire chief said the department has been called to the landfill for fires 13 times since July 2013. The landfill, which is privately owned by a family, sells organic compost from winery grape pomace. The family says the landfill is compliant with all regulatory agencies.

Residents and growers are worried about the landfill's effect on the soil in the famous wine country. A violation was issued to the landfill in March 2019 by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board following the releasing of leachate into a creek.

Shortly after, the local government agency declared the owners have breached contract. The landfill came under further scrutiny following a chemical reaction the caused an explosion. 

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