State Begins Removing Old Tires At Milton Junk Yard
The state of Vermont is beginning the process of cleaning up hundreds of thousands of old tires at a closed Milton junk yard.
The state estimates there are at least 200,000 tires at the junk yard owned by Gil Rhoades, who was in court Tuesday facing a civil contempt charge.
Rhoades has been ordered to remove the tires, but in court he said he couldn't afford to because he is no longer in business.
The state believes it's the largest tire pile in Vermont. The state has budged $75,000 to begin the cleanup, but officials don't believe it will be enough.
The state is working to clean up old tires piles across Vermont because of concerns they can contain toxic materials that can leak into the environment.