A lesson in geography

Posted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The lady who wrote about the pollution in the Gulf of Mexico by oil companies (Clarion, April 24) may have missed a geography class or two.

If you look at a map of the U.S. of A. and can read maps you will notice that the gulf is fed by rivers extending all the way to Canada.

Thousands of miles of rivers with hundreds of towns and farmland pouring partially processed sewage and rains causing runoff from farm animal feed lots and millions of acres of crop land dumping fertilizer, weed killer poisons, pesticide to kill undesirable insects to the crops.

I was born on a farm in the upper Midwest. Having spent 33 years working in a chemical manufacturing fertilizer plant, which was owned and operated by an oil company, our effluent from the plant in North Kenai was required by the federal government to treat it to a standard that was drinkable, and I believe I could have done that.

It is unbelievable how many can publicize subjects that may be totally false or without any scientific proof.

If the ACLU claims a subject, it immediately thinks it is a falsehood.

Paul D. Morrison


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