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Published July 25, 2012, 04:48 PM

Glyndon man pushes for alternative to burning flood buyout homes

Clay County (WDAY TV) -- A man is upset with Clay County for burning flood buyout homes rather than demolishing them.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Clay County (WDAY TV) -- A man is upset with Clay County for burning flood buyout homes rather than demolishing them.

Ken Anderson of Glyndon, who once lived in a flood buyout home in South Moorhead, says pollution caused by burning of the homes is not worth it.

The county turns over some bought out homes to the State Fire Marshal for firefighter training. County officials say turning over homes for training saves about 50% of the cost to demolish them. Anderson says he wants the burning stopped.

Ken Anderson - Glyndon: "Rather have them do what they were suppose to do. They were suppose to crush them and haul them to the landfill. You know, if they didn't want to, if they couldn't salvage anything that wouldn't do somebody some good, crush them."

County officials say they usually only burn homes in remote areas.

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