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Andrews dump could receive government's excess mercury

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) The Andrews dump site where truckloads of Hudson River sludge were trucked could soon be the site of another controversial substance.

The federal government is trying to find a location to store the nation's excess mercury deposits. Seven states are being considered - including Texas. But the government is quickly finding out that very few people want mercury in their area.

Andrews is the only considered site that is a private commercial landfill and is run by waste control specialists. The company has permits to receive mercury, as long as they don't exceed their capacity.

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