Ask Joe: Why were animal carcasses dumped at landfill?

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Updated: 11/19/2013 11:11 pm
Question:
Stacy Hines wrote in saying her cousin was out at the Lockwood landfill recently and witnessed a large truck dumping dead animals including horses, deer and dogs.   Stacy wants to know if  there are any regulations against  this kind of practice?

Answer:
What an interesting question. I talked to Sarah Polito with Waste Management.  All she would say is there is a company out of California, that also does business in Nevada and that company obtained a permit from the Washoe County Health Department to dump the carcasses.

Ordinarily it would not be allowed but Waste Management says a permit was obtained.  However, when I called the Health Deparment this afternoon, they were not aware of any permit to dump animal carcasses.

So where the animals came from, and how they died remains a mystery.  At least to the public.  Waste management says they are not allowed to release any information about their clients. No doubt though, it was a disturbing sight.

I'll keep looking into this to see what else I can find out, but again, the health department knows nothing about any permit being issued for this.

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Kramer - 11/19/2013 6:57 PM
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at least in CA there's real recycling. they sort out the leaves and grass before it gets hauled to Lockwood. i graduated HS and college, chum.

Kramer - 11/19/2013 6:56 PM
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the waaay cool TV 'Paladin' (Richard Boone) never lost his cool, not even at the Nugget...

Paladin - 11/19/2013 3:43 PM
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Hey Kramer, Go the F$&%*k back to Kalifornicatia if you don't like and appreciate the State of Nevada. And, please, if you come to/stay in Nevada DON'T bring your liberal kommie beliefs along with you.

Kramer - 11/19/2013 1:42 PM
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the County Health Dept. is a joke. They make it difficult to report problems, use an archaic system to respond, often pretend to not find or just use excuses (for) environmental violations. WM is the same way, their "Call Center" is in Sacramento and they will often ask for an address they can;t find anyway... Hey Joe, wake up and smell the Stink!!

Kramer - 11/19/2013 1:40 PM
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learn to spell "California", try another finger- kNejerkVadan

Arn Cital - 11/19/2013 9:26 AM
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There is a BIG push to close all slaughter houses for rendering dead animals such as horses. I firmly believe this is a mistake. A friend of mine in Kali had a horse die. She could not take it to any rendering plant (like the one that used to exist in Davis) and therefore make a few $$ from the horse carcass. So, in Citrus Heights, she rented a back hoe and buried the horse in her back yard as she had little choice. To me there is no difference between a big pile of stinky, dirty plastic diapers and an animal carcass at a landfill.

Arn Cital - 11/19/2013 9:26 AM
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There is a BIG push to close all slaughter houses for rendering dead animals such as horses. I firmly believe this is a mistake. A friend of mine in Kali had a horse die. She could not take it to any rendering plant (like the one that used to exist in Davis) and therefore make a few $$ from the horse carcass. So, in Citrus Heights, she rented a back hoe and buried the horse in her back yard as she had little choice. To me there is no difference between a big pile of stinky, dirty plastic diapers and an animal carcass at a landfill.
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