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Wyoming Residents Concerned Landfill Expansion Will Contaminate Well Water

The risk of well water contamination appears to be the biggest issue on the minds of residents near the Happy Jack Landfill.

At least it was for those who showed up to a public hearing Tuesday night about the proposed expansion of the landfill west of the city.

Residents also weren't happy at what they said was a lack of communication by the city of Cheyenne, which owns the landfill and is trying to add more than 7.2 million cubic yards to the north of it

The expansion would let the city resume using its own landfill to dump municipal waste and stop spending $1.2 million annually to haul trash to the North Weld Landfill near Ault, Colo.

Continue reading at Wyoming News

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