YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Gophers are threatening the Yakima airport.
The city council approved a $30,000 contract Tuesday with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to poison the burrowing rodents.
The Yakima Herald-Republic reports (http://bit.ly/1ap2Mkw ) gophers have been tunneling near the runway at Yakima Air Terminal. Officials fear they could weaken the runway or create a problem if a plane rolls off the pavement.
Gophers also could attract hawks, which could collide with planes.
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