Who cares about our environment?

October 17, 2013

Just suppose there is an issue, a vital issue, a public issue, that would change your life and the lives of many others and many communities around you - even the school down the street.

Just think about the effects of the ground being highly contaminated with toxic chemicals like tetrachloroethene, richloroethene, chloroform, bromoform, chlorodibromomethane, bromodichloromethane, and 1, 2, 4-trimethylbensene and proven cancer causing materials.

Now let's add a plant, a manmade food processing plant, that needs lots of water from the ground to clean live birds (called chickens) for our dinner tables, and for foreign countries, as well. Chickens have their own bacteria that goes back into millions of gallons of waste water; but the Department of Agriculture says, it will be “OK” to drink after re-processing.

All the killing of chickens, and processing is not without odor, but that's another issue pertaining to air pollution. So now we have ground pollution, water pollution and air pollution, Why would anyone want to place a chicken processing plant on an already contaminated site? The cost of cleanup will be astronomical, plus there is still human error during this process, and the use of our tax dollars for cooperate irresponsibility.

To talk about these issues, the political doors are closed; “this is what is to be in Sussex County.”So who cares folks; thank God we still have the First Amendment, freedom of speech and the press - or do we? Please speak out on this issue.

Dotty LeCates

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