NM landfill search for ‘E.T.’ video game halted

March 20, 2014 • State News

ALAMOGORDO (AP) — New [auth] Mexico environmental regulators are blocking a planned search of an Alamogordo landfill for decades-old video games.

The Alamogordo News reports the New Mexico Environment Department is prohibiting two companies from excavating the landfill to get “E.T. The Extraterrestrial” game cartridges that were purportedly dumped there in the 1980s.

Agency spokesman Jim Winchester says an approved waste excavation plan is needed before any dig.

Winchester says officials still have yet to receive a revised plan after the initial one was rejected Feb. 27.
Fuel Entertainment and LightBox Interactive recently announced plans to search the landfill.

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