Governor Asa Hutchinson wants to eliminate the hazardous waste fire and dump that has become commonly known as the stump dump fire.
Hutchinson will tour the Trafalgar Road fire, and he wants to put out the controversial fire.
Hutchinson released the following statement Thursday afternoon:
“Earlier today, I met with my directors of ADEQ and Department of Health to discuss the serious nature of the Bella Vista fire situation. As a result of the meeting, I directed ADEQ to contract with an engineering firm to prepare a plan for removing or eliminating the hazardous waste fire and dump. This is an expensive project, and I have approved necessary funds for the engineering work. Additional funds and expertise will be needed to eliminate the hazard. I am committed to a solution that works as quickly and as safely as possible. I expect to view the site in person within the next few days.”
No information has been released from the governor’s office on how much funding is approved and when the proposed plan will be completed.