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By Tim Leeds 

DEQ waiting on reply to landfill environmental violations


The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has filed a list of water quality violations against the local landfill and is waiting for operators to respond.

But the board that oversees operations says that problems at the new landfill being built just outside Havre have been resolved.

An adjacent landowner disagreed. George Powers said the problems already have cost him $10,000 in lost wheat.

DEQ sent the Unified Disposal Board, which administers the landfills for the three-county area — Blaine, Hill and northern Chouteau counties — a letter June 30 saying six violations had been...

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