Conical sink cleanup completed The Rolla Daily News
Rolla, Mo. -
Thanks to a partnership of local, state and federal agencies, a large illegal dumpsite in a Phelps County sink hole will become a part of history. Known as Conical Sink, the illegal dump site is located along Phelps County Road 8540 near the Phelps and Pulaski county line. Some 59,000 pounds of trash was removed along with 11,500 pounds of metal and 126 tires. To accomplish the project, Meramec Regional Planning Commission and the Ozark Rivers Solid Waste Management District partnered with the U.S. Forest Service, the South Central Correctional Center in Licking, the Phelps County Commission and Highway Department, and a host of volunteers to clean-up Conical Sink. Conical Sink is nearly 100 feet deep.