“For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death.” Rachel Carson
Sometimes I have thoughts, like isn’t it strange that many people in this area died of Liver Cancer and they all seemed to live along a line that stretches from the Shell River down by Hwy 34 to past the electrical substation up on the prairie. They were neighbors and relatives.
A long time ago when I was little we used to go to visit my Uncle Hugo and my Aunt Mia quite often. Trucks with barrels would be going into the woods. Much later I found out that the land was owned by a chemical company. Could whatever was being dumped there..still be there? Buried?
Too bad I didn’t have a camera back then.
I have one now, I took this photo one day last fall after the smell of Hydrogen sulfide permeated the area. Far Guy didn’t want to stop..and I did not get out of the car…and I have a zoom lens on my camera.
From the MSDS sheet for Vapam HL a soil fumigant: Warning: This product contains Metam Sodium, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. ( Probably means it may cause cancer in Minnesota too.)
Somewhere, somehow someone has to be accountable for how the land is treated. Has anyone thought about the birds that fly through..or the deer that wander through at night…how are they affected? What is the long term affect on the land?
Perhaps I am the only one that thinks about it..and wonders what we leaving for our grandchildren..besides a huge deficit are we leaving them a planet that will be so polluted with cancer causing agents they won’t be able to grow their own food? :(