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DEQ stops operations at Shreveport landfill

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State environmental regulators have ordered a Shreveport landfill to stop receiving and disposing of new material, which is believed to be causing fire and smoke issues at the site.

The Department of Environmental Quality issued an administrative order Wednesday to Harrelson Material Management, Inc.

DEQ issued the order "out of an abundance of caution" and is currently testing environmental conditions at the site and monitoring the air in the area.

The order also requires Harrelson to submit a revised fire mitigation plan by July 1. Under the order, the landfill operator must submit weekly written reports to DEQ documenting the plan's implementation. An emergency declaration was also included in the order.

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