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Va transportation agency mulls composting roadkill

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Transportation is considering composting roadkill, a move supporters say will save money and help the environment.

The agency spends $4.4 million annually for crews to remove carcasses from roads and carry them to landfills.

Other states such as Ohio and New York, compost roadkill.

VDOT officials say the agency plans to study the issue into the summer before deciding whether to start composting dead animals.

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