The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed nearly 90 percent of the clean-up of the hazardous household waste from Oregon’s Almeda Fire. However, two-thirds of property owners have not completed the necessary Right of Entry forms for the clean-up to occur on their property.
Some property owners are reluctant to sign the forms because they believe it will cut into their insurance funds for rebuilding. County officials said that no federal, state or local agency will recover the money from an insurance company by signing the form.
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