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Sunday, April 15, 2012

Must-read commentary

A look back.

Susquehanna at risk from the regressive right---John Watson Commentary

Excerpt: When I was a boy in the 1960s in the Pittston “Junction,” where the Lackawanna River joins the Susquehanna, pollution had reached historic levels, the result of a century of coal mining and industrial dumping. Like a bad dream, I can still picture the multicolored industrial waste, the orange and purple slicks of chemicals, sitting like a poisonous soup around dead trees in the lifeless, backwater “flats” of the Susquehanna.

I find it spot-on that the author made reference to our elevated cancer rates.

When for-profit companies are allowed to hide the amount and the mix of lethal chemicals they are pumping and dumping as part of their so-called "proprietary" rights, what can only await us and ours is an insidious and totally preventable creeping death.

And remember, for a living, I responsibly and legally apply chemicals.


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