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Friday, September 18, 2015

Documents reveal the ugly truth about Perdue's plans to poison Pa. air: By Ray Wallace

In York County, Pa. the rural township of Hellam now provides easy Internet access to public documents that a major U.S. polluter like Perdue doesn't expect you to read.

The documents reveal Perdue's five-year-long attempts to open an industrial soybean factory that would illegally release large amounts of toxic waste hexane gas into air breathed by families living in Hellam Township and across the Susquehanna Valley.
The documents are listed under "Related Links" here:

Dated July 8, 2015, one of the documents is a letter the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection sent Perdue identifying scores of "technical deficiencies" in Perdue's application to pollute. Perdue wants to save money by not using equipment to properly dispose of its factory's waste hexane. To see the entire DEP letter, at the above Hellam site click on:

"Perdue Technical Deficiency Letter 7/8/15"     

Pictured below, Hellam is guided by the belief that local government and citizens should work together to preserve and protect, in a fiscally and environmentally responsible manner, the quality of life that keeps such a rural area a safe and pleasant place to live and work:

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Showcasing the heritage of
Hellam Township is the
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Blessed with rich soil and requiring no irrigation, the Horn Farm has been steadily farmed for over 250 years. It's now a nationally known, public facility dedicated to sustainability and promoting the health of people, communities, and our planet. 

Saved from destruction as the site of a factory, the farm sponsors activities for children and adults, promoting farming and gardening practices to conserve, protect, and regenerate the soil, water, wildlife habitat, and energy resources.
How out of control is Perdue?
Why would any sensible corporation pick a place as precious and self-protective as Hellam Township and try to further illegally pollute its unfortunately already threatened air?
The below, local air-quality alert for TODAY
appeared in the York, Pa. York Daily
Record/Sunday News:

Thursday air quality alert set
for York County, DEP says

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has set an air quality alert for Thursday for the Susquehanna Valley, including York County, according to the National Weather Service and the state Department of Environmental Protection.

A code orange alert is predicted for Thursday. That means air pollution concentrations within the area could impact sensitive groups including children, people with asthma or with heart or lung diseases and the elderly....

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Anonymous said...

Just take a good sniff around the shore, his plants are killing us all!

Anonymous said...

bye Ray