May 13, 1990 |
They asked for it. And now they're getting it--1,400 tons a day of someone else's household garbage. The hamlet of Arlington, 137 miles up the Columbia River Gorge from Portland, and one of two towns of consequence in thinly populated Gilliam County, was the only community in Oregon foolish--or foresighted--enough to volunteer to host a new landfill for Portland's trash. Elsewhere in the country, people organize to keep landfills out.