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Landfill site for sports complex raises concerns


WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Using an old landfill for a sports complex is raising some concerns.

City leaders said the land can't be used to build houses or large buildings because of settling issues.

Back in 1995, the property managers cleaned up and sealed the landfill.

From there the DNR signed off on it to be used.

State leaders are supporting a bill for construction plans on the landfill.

The bill exempts the city from any liability if any problems come up with the landfill.

"There's been an environmental investigation of the contaminated property and the clean up has been performed, the DNR has signed off on it so it doesn't look like there would be any liability issues," said Sen. Pam Galloway.

Wisconsin Senators and Assembly Leaders will meet this Wednesday in Madison at a bipartisan public hearing to discuss the future of the land.

Online Reporter: Christine Souders, Newsline 9

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