BELOW - Political Cartoon from the Record Journal on Sunday September 22, 2013
Not much more needs to be said than what was reported in the GOP vs. Dems: politics vs. environmental issues story (only available for 30 days online) in the Record Journal on September 18, 2013.
“It’s a strategy I guess,” said Republican Tom Laffin. “They try to poke holes in the administration by attacking public works.”
If you read the Wallingford GOP alleges politics as Dems press environmental issue story, you will see, in black and white “McCully told the council the placement of oily material at the site was “not a spill. It was done under direction and control.””
You will also see in the story titled “Wallingford PZC troubled by illegal waste storage” the following:
McCully admitted Tuesday that the oily substance — runoff from the used-oil collection site at the recycling center — was purposely placed at the North Turnpike Road facility on April 8.
“It was not a spill,” he said. “It was done under direction and control.”
I am not poking “holes in the administration by attacking public works” – I am showing the people the facts of what has been going on for YEARS.
The old saying applies here - “if you’re not outraged you’re not paying attention.”
I will leave you with this from the “Wallingford PZC troubled by illegal waste storage” article:
Unpermitted storage of street sweepings and catch basin materials has long occurred at the site. The town has owned the property since 1910, McCully said Tuesday, and uses it to store pipe and other construction material.
DEEP took notice of the site in 2009 after a complaint from Comerford. In response, the Environmental Protection Agency become involved, McCully said, and DEEP required the town to halt all storage of unpermitted materials at the site, also known as the “dog pit.”
But the practice continued, McCully said, as a “very large load of sand from street sweepers” remained stockpiled at the site.
“There’s nowhere else to put the sand,” McCully told Zandri. In a given year, McCully said, the town purchases between 5,000 and 7,000 tons of sand mixed with salt. It needs to be kept somewhere, he said, and another location wasn’t found because “I had higher priorities.”