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A Search For Where To Dump Thousands Of Tons Of Mud In Montecito

Crystal Sher

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A Search For Where To Dump Thousands Of Tons Of Mud In Montecito

For days, crews have filled dozens of dump trucks with tangled metal, tire tread, mud and tree branches they cleared from the mudslide wreckage in Montecito. This week they discarded at least 3,500 tons — or about 7 million pounds — of the muck at the Ventura County Fairgrounds, where it will be stored temporarily until crews can sort through it. But with the total haul increasing by the hour, officials are facing a daunting challenge: where to dump thousands of tons of debris. "There's a lot of debris out there," said Brad Bihun, a spokesman for the multi-agency response...