US Army Corps of Engineers Dumping toxins on food   Leave a comment

By this point, it’s not news to anyone that PCBs are dangerous. Yet our own government seems to have trouble wrapping their brains around this idea.

The US Army Corps of Engineers has been doing work in New Haven, CT, and want to dump 250,000 cubic yards of PCB-laden materials in a “borrow pit” just a quarter of a mile from a public harbor. “The ‘unsuitable’ material proposed for disposal in New Haven is three-times more toxic than now exists in New Haven Harbor, but 10 times dirtier than the fill currently in the borrow pit, according to federal studies.” The area is often frequented by crab-hunting children.

Fortunately, it appears that the local government is doing what they can to stop this. Everyone from the town’s mayor up to state senators has expressed a desire to keep this from happening. It’s good to see communities taking these problems seriously.

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Posted November 10, 2010 by lymphomactivist in Uncategorized

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