Nation : INDIANA : IN BRIEF : Boxcars of Garbage Returned to Sender

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Five railroad cars full of rotting refuse were on their way back to Philadelphia after Indiana officials won a court order blocking a plan to dump the garbage in their state. The state Environmental Management Department said the four firms involved in carting the trash lacked a permit allowing garbage to be transferred from railroad cars to dump trucks. The cars headed back after the state obtained a restraining order against the dumping and threatened to fine the companies $25,000 for each day the garbage was parked at a rail yard.

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