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Millions of spoiled onions disposed of in Oregon, Idaho

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NYSSA, OR (AP) -

An estimated 100 million pounds of spoiled onions have been disposed of in Idaho and Oregon following a winter of unprecedented snowfall.

The Capital Press reported Sunday that both states extended the onion disposal deadline a month to April 15 in response to the number of onions.

Oregon officials gave a landfill permission to build an additional trench to handle the onions.

A state department of agriculture official says being able to dispose of all the onions was a "minor miracle."

The onions are believed to be spoiled due to sheds collapsing under the weight of large amounts of snow and ice.

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