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Pellet Shortage in Northwest Not Going Away Anytime Soon

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YAKIMA, Wa -  If you own a pellet stove, you won't be able to find any wood pellets anytime soon.  There's a nationwide shortage.

One local business says it's a supply problem -- that pulp manufacturers make more money in paper than they do wood pellets.

There was also a fire that destroyed a major manufacturer in the northwest and less sawdust is available from the downturn in the lumber production for new houses.

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