Landfill prepares for bird flu waste

(WHO) A central Iowa landfill could be the third site for the state to dispose birds affected by the avian flu.

On Wednesday, Metro Waste Authority agreed it would dispose of roughly one million birds.

“As the largest landfill in the state, it just made sense for us to help,” said Metro Waste Authority Executive Director Reo Menning. “This is going to impact all of Iowa and it’s important to us to make sure we provide the assistance we need to make sure Iowa gets back on its feet.”

Within the coming days, Menning said the paperwork will be approved to begin bringing birds onto the property. However, the U.S Department of Agriculture claims the location will not be used unless the disease worsens and spreads.

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