Burn-and-bury the cheap way out
Letter to the editor from Anne Marie Ross
Cape Breton Post
Mon., Sept. 13, 2004
I am appalled by Parker Donham's comments
(Sierra Club, Tar Ponds Agency Still at Odds Over
Cleanup, Sept. 10).
We, the people, do want to have a
safe and proven technology for a
cleanup but not burn-and-bury. This
is a method that has already been
chosen by government, without the
Burn-and-bury is the cheapest
route. Once again lives would be at
risk by burning this toxic mess.
Donham is the one who is out of
touch with the community. We do
not want to be exposed to the burning
of PCBs and the cancer-causing
agents that would be produced from
We have buried enough community
residents, young and old, who
have died from various forms of
cancer. Our cancer rates here are
among the highest in Canada. I
believe burning and burying will
wipe out more people at a faster
Donham and the government
should listen to the residents'
concerns and do a safe and proper
cleanup without jeopardizing lives.
Anne Marie Ross