This story needs to be aired into a made-for-TV movie/documentary. I am thinking Michael Moore....Erin Brokovich. The story is HUGE and unyielding. There is fear in every aspect of our dealings with Allied Waste, since being informed that we received 10 million pounds of radioactive waste with NO ONE knowing....including 2 County Mayors......NBC, CBS, Hollywood?
This story is not going away soon.....
While attending the first BFI/County public "hearing" on the Walterhill (BFI) landfill, I ask the BFI "officials" representing the landfill interests if they could guarantee the safety of Rutherford County drinking water 100 years from now.
Their response was, "Sir, we cannot guarantee anything."
This response struck me as being conclusive.
That about sumed it up.
I attended, and spoke, at the last "public hearing" in Walterhill on the extension of the landfill. I opposed the extension on grounds of danger to our drinking water by a company that can "guarantee nothing".
No mention was made of radioactive wastes at the Walterhill meeting.
Rutherford is the victim of BFI lies.
The state of Tennessee has played their game.
Why should we now believe they will discontinue dumping what they please in the garbage mountain beside our drinking water?
I just drove down Sam Ridley Pkwy to Jefferson Pike. Within a 10 mile range, I viewed SIX dump trucks within 8 minutes. Unbelievable! SIX!
All headed to Middle Point.
My concern is this. A dump truck (coming from Nashville) passed me near Krogers on Sam Ridley and was FLYING.......speed was in excess of 70 mph. As I climbed the hill in the rear, I noticed a policeman (with radar) sitting at the Golf Course parking lot ready to stop speeding vehicles. Yet, this policeman at 9:35 a.m. did NOT stop this speeding dump truck! Why? Does Smyrna Police have a 'deal' with Nashville dump trucks NOT to stop them, even if they are traveling at high rates of speed and in an aggressive, dangerous manner??? It was crazy today.....the fact that a Smyrna policeman refuses to stop any speeding vehicle is life-threatening.