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Airman's father in landfill search vigil

BBC News

The father of missing serviceman Corrie Mckeague has said he will maintain his vigil at a landfill site until his son's body is found. Officers have been searching the site in Milton, Cambridgeshire, for more than five weeks. Suffolk Police are almost certain the 23-year-old ended up in a bin lorry after he vanished on a night out in Bury St Edmunds on 24 September. His father Martin, who has been camping near the landfill site, said: "It's heartbreaking to think when you are there, Corrie could be under foot."


Corrie Mckeague: Extra three weeks to search landfill

BBC News

The search for missing airman Corrie Mckeague is to continue at a landfill site for a further three weeks, police have said. The 23-year-old RAF gunner disappeared after a night out with friends in Bury St Edmunds in September. Despite a high-profile missing persons campaign, detectives revealed in March he may have ended up in a bin lorry. About 3,500 tonnes of waste has been searched at a landfill site at Milton, Cambridgeshire, in the last 10 weeks. In a statement, Suffolk Police described the operation as "so unusual".


$100K of Diamond Jewelry Accidentally Thrown Out in Landfill

U.S. News

Hall County Solid Waste Director Johnnie Vickers tells WSB-TV a woman made a distraught call into one landfill Friday saying she had accidentally thrown out her jewelry. Vickers says timing is everything in the game to recover something.


Even the clothes you donate probably end up in a landfill

Popular Science

Inside a large industrial building in Jamaica, Queens, I sighed, taking a quick break from ripping staples off of fabric. My back was to the windows, but even if I wanted to look outside, I'd have a problem. A mountain of trash bags blocked any view, each stuffed with thousands of tiny fabric scraps from fashion companies around New York City. I had signed up to sort through the material, but after working for three long hours alongside five other volunteers, we had barely made it through five bags. I was at the headquarters of FabScrap, a textile recycling company that processes material leftover from fashion production.


Contested Bristol Bay Salmon Ends up in Alaska Landfill

U.S. News

The Akutan was planned to be a floating custom processor that could handle up to 100,000 pounds of salmon a day for Bristol Bay Seafoods LLC. But when the vessel's owner went broke, the crew went unpaid.