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Old 05-16-2003, 03:28 AM - Thread Starter
 
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It is the Wichita River Fest here...10 days of community events, parades, fireworks and the like. Yesterday Exploration Place, a hands-on science center for kids, was open for free. They were handing out balloons and bottled water as you exited. I was really excited to see they were handing out water to families instead of soda pop and happily took a bottle for each person in our family. As I was getting ready to open it I noticed who bottled it....Vulcan Chemicals. (If you aren't familiar with the company, just know they are one of the worst polluters in the nation for both air and water pollution.) Both dh and I broke out laughing and decided we really weren't sure that we wanted to drink it. There was no way we were giving that water to ds!

Of all the people to be handing out bottled water! I guess they figured we would need it since they had already destroyed most of the drinking water.:

Mom to 10yo Autistic Wonder Boy and 6yo Inquisitive Fireball Girl . December birthdays.

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Old 05-16-2003, 05:32 AM
 
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: :LOL

You know, I went to the University at Buffalo over 20 years ago and we had the most beautiful sunsets imaginable there. The most incredible colors I have ever seen, and never have seen since.

The reason?

Hooker Chemical.

I'll guess they don't exist anymore, but they sure gave us some purdy pollution ...

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I'm from Buffalo, Amy. I had no idea Hooker Chemical was responsible for colorful sunsets. Every time I go home, I hear about someone being diagnosed with cancer.

As for the water...that's pretty ironic.
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Um....I just can't get past the imagery of some pointey eared fellow with green blood handing out sample bottles of spring water.

Sorry.

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daylily ... ... don't mean to make light of the crimes of Hooker Chemical ... truly and seriously sorry about my ridiculous lack of sensitivity ... ...
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I think we could safely call this 'greenwashing".

Yech!
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I wasn't mad at you, Amy . Besides, there's so much industry in Buffalo, there could be a million causes for all these cancers: the oil refinery in Tonawanda is one. My mom's cancer was caused from living downwind from Bethlehem Steel.
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