Thursday, July 14, 2011

Rancher may have made $700K off dump

A rancher who dumped tens of thousands of tires on taxpayer-owned land and called it an “erosion control project” may also have made a ton of money on the deal. That’s according to a state Environment Department report issued earlier this year in which Wagon Mound rancher Harold Daniels admitted to receiving $2 a tire to dispose of the rubber in the Northeast New Mexico Regional Landfill, which he owns. An Environment Department investigator estimated that the arroyo on state trust land contains 350,000 old tires, the report states...more

Here's the KRQE video report:

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