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By Lou Marzeles

Roosevelt Landfill conducts rumor control


A bizarre rumor circulating around the Roosevelt Landfill in Klickitat County has led to denials from officials.

Anonymous tips to The Sentinel Friday and Monday led to the newspaper checking to confirm reports that some debris from the massive fatal landslide in Oso, Wash., had been shipped to the landfill and that officials were sorting through the material to determine if they contained human remains from the landslide.

“No debris from Oso has left that site,” stated Cathy Watson, a public information officer for FEMA, Tuesday. “It’s an awful rumor. I understand why you have to check it out.”

Donald Tibbits, general manager of the Roosevelt Landfill, also confirmed Tuesday th...

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