Tire cleanup

Tire cleanup


3 ((DAN))BOWIE COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATORS SPENT TODAY CLEANING UP AN ABANDONED PROPERTY IN THE COMMUNITY OF SIMMS.YOU’LL HAVE TO SEE THE DRONE FOOTAGE TO BELIEVE THE MASSIVE AMOUNT — TENS OF THOUSANDS OF TIRES — PILED UP ON THE LAND.NBC 6’S HEATHER WRIGHT GIVES US A LOOK. 3 (Heather Wright, reporting) BOWIE COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THERE ARE AT LEAST 20-THOUSAND TIRES AT THISPROPERTY OFF COUNTY ROAD 4152(Scottie Taylor, Bowie Co. Deputy Fire Marshal)the drone footage shows there’s just piles of tires all throughout the property, a lot of it is covered by trees that you can’t see but there’s tires underneath the trees (Heather Wright, reporting)DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL SCOTTIE TAYLOR BELIEVES THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY – WHO THEY’VE BEEN UNABLE TO LOCATE – PICKED UP TIRES FROM AREA STORES AND INSTEAD OF DISPOSING OF THEM PROPERLY, ILLEGALLY DUMPED THEM HERE(Scottie Taylor, Bowie Co. Deputy Fire Marshal) the tire shops were collecting 4.50 -5.00 a tire to dispose of them and paying him 50-75 cents to haul ’em off (Heather Wright, reporting) ENVIRONMENTAL INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY’RE NOW VISITING AREA BUSINESSES TO ENSURETHEY’RE DISPOSING OF TIRES PROPERLY. THIS PROBLEM – PROMPTING WEEKLY CALLS TO THE COUNTY FROM RESIDENTSLIKE ALETA MAY (Aleta May, Lives Nearby)we drive by here and say.. Who.. who has those tires? Can we get ’em out of here(Scottie Taylor, Bowie Co. Deputy Fire Marshal)most of the complaints come from off this road people that live around this site (Caroline May, Lives nearby) I’ve driven by several times and, but you know the mosquito infestation is really bad (Heather Wright, reporting) OFFICIALS SAY THIS CLEANUP COULD COST 150-THOUSAND DOLLARS. SO FAR, THEY’VE RECEIVED ABOUT 9-THOUSAND IN GRANT MONEY.AND TAYLOR SAYS THE PROBLEM GOES BEYOND THIS PROPERTY (Scottie Taylor, Bowie Co. Deputy Fire Marshal) last year we had a large fire where about 200 fires burn and we started realizing we had these tire sites all around, so we started trying to getting grant money to clean ’em up(Heather Wright, reporting)JUST THIS YEAR, BOWIE COUNTY OFFICIALS SAY THEY’VE CLEANED UP 116 TONS OF TIRES.BUT AS FOR THIS PROPERTY IN SIMMS …. IT’S EXPECTED TO TAKE YEARS TO CLEAN UP.HEATHER WRIGHT NBC6 NEWS 3 ((DAN))OFFICIALS MOVED OVER A THOUSAND TIRES OFF THE SITE TODAY.THEY ADD THAT CAMERAS ARE IN PLACE AT THE SIMMS PROPERTY TO DETER ANY FURTHER DUMPING DURING THE CLEANUP. 3 ((DAN))EDUCATION MATTERS.. AND ONE OF THE TOP-RANKED SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN TEXAS IS LOCATED RIGHT HERE IN THE ARK-LA-TEX. NBC 6’S JENNA JORDAN SHOWS US WHICH SCHOOL SYSTEM IS AT THE

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