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DEP Targets Tire Dump

<p>An abandoned tire dump in Beaver County is on the State Department of Environmental Protection's priority clean-up list.</p>

ROCHESTER TOWNSHIP, BEAVER COUNTY - The junkyard in Rochester Township contains an estimated 50,000 abandoned tires. The cost of clean-up under the DEP�s waste tire program is $75,000, or $1.50 per tire. The DEP says tire piles are a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes, which can carry the West Nile Virus.

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