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Monday, September 24, 2007

Thanks but No Thanks, Maroons!

While some of the more jaded citizens in surrounding towns insist Clinton has always been a toxic dump, it does house many Wapella expats, and many extended Wapella families. An alert reader wants Wapella.com made aware of a serious issue on the table in Hog City's neighbor to the South. Seems there is a proposal on the table to permit a Chemical Waste Landfill in the town, and to position said landfill above one of the city's main Aquifer. Sheesh. Only in Clinton does something that sounds like the plot to an episode of The Simpsons become reality. At least they've got their bartending school……….

For more information, a website has been established at: www.Watchclintonlandfill.com.

To sum up the website, it is home-base to the organization: We're Against Toxic Chemicals
WATCH Clinton Landfill is a community-based grass roots coalition organized to oppose the permitting of a Chemical Waste Landfill in Clinton, Illinois. If approved, the existing solid waste landfill would begin accepting highly toxic and carcinogenic PCBs and other toxic wastes. Additionally the proposed site is located directly above the Mahomet Aquifer; a primary source of drinking water for many Central Illinois residents.

Please check out the above website, for all those you care about in Clinton. And think about this absurd proposal's proximity to God's County in Wapella.

Doesn't Clinton have enough waste heading north on a weekly basis for last call without making it official?

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

DIDN'T I HEAR THAT DECATUR WAS DRAWING FROM THE AQUAFIER ? WHY IS THIS SUCH A BAD THING ? JUST KIDDING ?

Anonymous said...

Wapella, Heyworth, Champaign, Peoria, Lincoln, and many, many others draw water from this aquifer. Decatur draws from the aquifer as well and in addition, they have water pumped from DeWitt County.

Anonymous said...

Another example of fine planning and the maintenance of a quality lifestyle by the "leaders" of Clinton. Why not just hook up the sewers to the water mains, while they're at it? "Recycling" is all the rage these days.

SoCal

Anonymous said...

This decision was made by the DeWitt County Board as the landfill is outside of Clinton city Limits.

Anonymous said...

Before our angry mob sharpens the pitchforks any more, I suggest that all review the Brady Bunch "you can't fight city hall" episode as the fight approaches the next level. If I remember correctly, Carol's aggressive grass roots efforts clashed initially with Mike's corporate-suck nature but some creative thinking ultimately led to a win-win situation. bbd

Anonymous said...

Clintucky is missing out on a fab marketing opportunity: order your drinks "toxic". A vodka and water becomes a "toxic vodka". The water there is already beyond potability. Might as well use this at bartending U.

BEP

EEP said...

That is GENIUS, BEP!!!! If ever I partake again in the friendly confines of Maroonsville, I'll make mine toxic!

SNAPPER'S BAR AND GRILL: MAKE MINE TOXIC!

A whole wealth of options can be explored with this new marketing scheme!

I'm also proposing:

THREE-STAR RESTAURANT: WHERE THE FOOD'S NOT JUST BAD, IT'S TOXIC!

Moderator said...

BEP you hit it on the head. You are the Mike Brady, a modern day Ron Lea of Wapella. What a great way to make lemons into a sort of Mikes Very Hard Lemonade.

Come to think of it Ron Lea is sort of the Modern Day Ron Lea. Saw him last year, and he is at the top of his game, still vital to the fact and fable that make Wapella Hog City.

Anonymous said...

BEP, this toxic post has to make the Hog City Hall of Fame for posts on this site. Classic

IRBW

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