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August 11, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is about to issue regulations that will dramatically change what America does with its trash--rules that will intensify the pressure to build huge regional landfills, run by giant corporations, to replace the local dump. Backed by an unusual alliance of environmentalists and big waste-management companies, the long-awaited rules--the first nationwide standards for municipal landfills--are expected to shut down thousands of older dumps across the country.
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August 11, 1991 | MICHAEL PARRISH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is about to issue regulations that will dramatically change what America does with its trash--rules that will intensify the pressure to build huge regional landfills, run by giant corporations, to replace the local dump. Backed by an unusual alliance of environmentalists and big waste-management companies, the long-awaited rules--the first nationwide standards for municipal landfills--are expected to shut down thousands of older dumps across the country.
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