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Air Force Shipped Hazardous Waste To Elmore County Landfill

Summit Environmental/ProTech, provided via DEQ/Idaho Statesman
A picture of chromium residue from a report commissioned by ProTech

Last year, Mountain Home Air Force Base sent a shipment of hazardous waste to a municipal landfill outside of Boise. The material is the leftovers of a chemical-resistant coating used on buildings that contains a substance linked to cancer. Idaho Matters finds out what was dumped, the threat from the substance and remediation efforts.