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What's Worse Than A Trainload of Poop?

A trainload of poop that's parked near your home, of course.

That's what's happening to Parrish, Alabama. Right now, dozens of train cars loaded with 10 million pounds of poop from New York and New Jersey are stranded in a rail yard in the rural Alabama town.

CBC Radio has the story:

So how did Parrish end up a trainload of sewer sludge from out of state? It was originally en route to Big Sky Environmental, a private landfill in Adamsville, Ala. But in January, the nearby town of West Jefferson filed an injunction against Big Sky to stop them storing the waste in a rail yard near them.

West Jefferson won its legal battle with Big Sky in February. "The railroad decided: Well, if we can't go to West Jefferson, the next closest rail stop to Big Sky would be the town of Parrish. They have a really large train yard so we're just going to bring it there," Hall said. "And that's what they did. And it kept coming and coming and coming."


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