Find solution for dumping snow

Posted: Thursday, December 06, 2007

I read the Juneau Empire on a daily basis, and a lot bothers me. But this article, "City cuts off snow-dumping site," on Nov. 28, drove me to write.

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There will be no more dumping snow at the Juneau Yacht Club area because "the tideland at that end of Aurora Harbor, slated for eventual development, is too valuable for continued contamination by contractors dumping snow polluted with toxins, salt and garbage." So now the "snow polluted with toxins, salt and garbage" will be dumped in the Douglas Harbor. What is up with that?

I see the old out-of-sight-out-of-mind policy is still in effect. I use that area quite frequently, and I, along with my neighbors, sure don't want the downtown's toxic snow dumped in Douglas. I think that permanent solution the superintendent spoke of needs to be found - and fast.

Heidi Carlson


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