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Garbage is spread out and covered daily at the city of Fargo landfill.

Only a decade remains until Fargo landfill is full; future of trash may be very different

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FARGO -- From atop one of the massive six-story garbage piles at Fargo's landfill, dozens of scavenging birds can be seen circling the scraps and the distinct smell of natural gas fills the nostrils.


Paul Hanson, the landfill's supervisor, stops his pickup on the highest peak and says that on a clear day you can see for miles.

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