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Huge loads OK if moved safely

| June 28, 2010 9:00 PM

LEWISTON (AP) - The Idaho Transportation Department says state law requires the agency to issue permits for huge loads passing through North Idaho if the loads can be moved safely without damaging roads or bridges.

Some residents in the region cite environmental and other concerns about a plan by Exxon Mobil Corp. to transport pieces of refinery and mining equipment along U.S. 12 through the Lochsa River canyon.

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