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Proposed Grain Elevator Gets Resident Backlash in Whitman, ID

Residents fear an increase in traffic and harm to the environment

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The Moscow-Pullman Daily News' Katie Short reported on a County Planning Commission meeting in Whitman County, Idaho, where the McCoy Land Company was requesting land be reclassified so a grain elevator could be built. The elevator would see up to 150-grain trucks/day during peak season and allow the company to better control when it sends grain to port.

The local residents are concerned with the increased traffic in what is already known as a dangerous intersection, and some urge a traffic study be performed before any plan is approved. A lawyer for the homeowners near the proposed site have brought up concerns over contamination of the groundwater and the dust construction and grain operations would produce.

No decision was made and the next hearing for the proposal is scheduled for Oct. 3.

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