BLM offers reward for help in finding garbage dumper

BLM offers reward for help in finding garbage dumper

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TOOELE COUNTY -- Federal officials are looking for whoever dumped a load of junk in Utah's West Desert.

Eighteen televisions and computer monitors, along with large pieces of furniture, were found just off of Interstate 80 in the Timpie Point area of Skull Valley.

BLM officers believe the dumping occurred between Sept. 24 and Oct. 11, and the junk was used as target practice.

BLM spokeswoman Erin Darboven saysthe bureau believes several people were involved and even picked up some extra targets.

"Amongst the debris, the ranger did find a yard sale sign that said 'free,' Darboven says.

The shattered leaded glass can poison ground water and harm vegetation and animals. The BLM says this is a problem that won't go away with an abundance of electronic waste.

The total clean-up costs for the illegal dumping could be as much as $5,000. The BLM is offering $500 to anyone with information leading to an arrest.


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