Saturday, February 14, 2009
DISCUSSION: AN ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR BOCCIERI & BROWN TO GET STIMULUS $$$ INTO UNIONTOWN, STARK COUNTY OHIO?
Ohio's junior U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown rushed back to Washington, D.C. last night from attending his mother's wake, to cast the deciding vote (the 60th) in gaining congressional approval of a bill providing for $787 billion in economic stimulus money including $5.5B to cleanup "nuclear waste sites."
Concerned Citizens of Lake Township president Chris Borello of Plain Township who has been spearheading efforts to force cleanup of the Uniontown Industrial Excess Landfill (IEL) jumped right on this news in a e-mail to the STARK COUNTY POLITICAL REPORT (The Report) and others.
The first question is: Why would "cleanup of nuclear waste" apply to the IEL?
The Report has no clear answer.
But there is a dispute about whether or not plutonium was dumped by the U.S. Army or its proxy at the IEL.
If The Report understands the IEL position on the plutonium issue, it is that CCLT does believe that plutonium was dumped at the Uniontown area. Other locals and Ohio and federal officials dispute whether or not this was the case.
The Report's position is this. Why not err on the side of caution? Isn't there enough of a question to justify pushing for some of the $5.5B to be applied to the IEL?
Shouldn't Boccieri and Brown be fighting to get some of this money into Stark County and Uniontown?