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More waste containers found buried on Grandview farm

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GRANDVIEW--Investigators searching for illegally buried waste at a Grandview farm found more waste containers this weekend.

A representative for the State Department of Ecology told KNDO 25 waste drums that can hold 40 or more gallons were found underground at 1501 Bethany Road over the weekend.

Investigators have also found waste oil, chemicals and various other garbage since they started digging on Friday.

"It's all unnecessary," Joye Redfield-Wilder, State Department of Ecology, said.  "There are proper ways to dispose of all of these things whether it be household waste or farm chemicals or waste oil.  They can be easily disposed of."

Redfield-Wilder said a large corporation owns the farmland.

Whoever is found to be responsible for the dumping could face heavy fines and possibly jail time.

Farmers wishing to dispose of pesticides can do so for free by calling the Department of Agriculture at 877-301-4555 or send an e-mail to wastepesticide@agr.wa.gov.

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