Rep. Herb Kerhl (D-Monroe) has a nice commentary in today's Detroit Free Press on the Canadian and out-of-state trash problem. As many of you know, Rep. Kehrl is from Monroe County which witnessed a 32% surge in garbage imports over the previous year. Train loads from New Jersey now pass through his district on their way to landfills in MI.
Yesterday the Detroit Free Press ran an editorial on imported trash problem entitled Ontario's Dump. The editorial addresses the economic forces that are making it cost effective for other states to dump their trash in Michigan instead of dealing with their own problem. Link is below:
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