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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Wonderful news from across the border

Don't expect local media to cover this even if it really is very local. Cape Vincent NY is just 15 air miles downwind of the LaFarge Cement plant in Bath Ontario. The cement maker has been fighting tooth and nail to burn used tires as part of its manufacturing process. Those tires contain known carcinogens. It has been a difficult struggle for the environmentalists in Southeastern Ontario to halt the company's progress. But they have won and in the process so have we on this side of the imaginary line.
Here is the story from the Napanee Guide.