Letters to the Editor
Thank you for your ''Our Environment'' coverage on Superfund
toxic waste sites. I commend Vassar College professor Jill S.
Schneiderman and Vassar's Department of Geology and Geography
for the environmental injustice study.
Professor Schneiderman asks: ''On whose shoulders do the burdens
of environmental risk rest?'' I suggest all peoples, professions
and municipalities. New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
issued a report, ''Daycare centers and Superfund: A parent's right
to know,'' dated January 2003, that provides convincing proof.
A series of environmental reports in follow-up, such as health
issues resulting from Superfund sites here in the mid-Hudson region
and cause of death listed in obituaries, would be a public service.
Society buys water, filters and other purifiers. Home-care product
companies sell air pressure devices, such as nose and head gear
(C-PAP), to help the needy. We definitely need to go back to the
future when water and air were crystal-clear, not polluted, and
free for all.
Flora Jones, Beacon