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The Nation

After being turned away by North Carolina and Louisiana, Mexico and Belize, the wandering barge of New York garbage finally got an offer from a place willing to give it a home. The place is New York. Sen. Alfonse M. D’Amato (R-N.Y.) said it was “the most reasonable solution” to stop making “a mockery and a comedy of this situation.” Lowell Harrelson, a Bay Minette, Ala., contractor, had said he thought he had a valid contract to dump the 3,286 tons of garbage in a North Carolina landfill, before that state and then others turned the barge away.


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