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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Growing up in West Hanover, Nick Squires and his friends thought little of the countless hours they spent playing in the woods and ponds of a 240-acre property where a fireworks manufacturer and other companies are now known to have dumped toxic chemicals for decades.

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Correction : Massachusetts. South of the Boston area.

#1 | Posted by hoser at 2019-08-25 07:36 PM | Reply

This is inevitable in a world where toxic chemicals are spread virtually everywhere and on everything.

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-25 10:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Shades of Love Canal.

#3 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-08-25 11:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

It would be nice if they identified which chemical was thought to be the culprit. Fireworks? Generally the explosive used does not have any carcinogenic material in it, Potassium Nitrate, sulfur and powered charcoal are not. Neater is the paper used to build the fireworks. That leaves the chemicals that they use to make all those pretty colors that get the ohs and ahs on the 4th of July. But still, it would be better if they identified a known carcinogenic in the environment, else it could be considered the genetic predisposition of the population. As I remember South Boston is heavily dominated by the Irish. Black people run a higher risk of heart disease, do the Irish run a higher risk of brain tumors?

#4 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-08-26 03:05 AM | Reply

As I remember South Boston is heavily dominated by the Irish. Black people run a higher risk of heart disease, do the Irish run a higher risk of brain tumors?

Imagine being so desperate to shill for polluters that you invent some bizarre racial theory that has been proffered by literally nobody, not even the toxic manufacturing companies. Conservatism is a brain disorder and you have a full-blown case. Seek help you sociopath.

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2019-08-26 06:03 AM | Reply

And if you'd even read the article you'd know there were more than just fireworks companies dumping hazardous waste at the site. Seriously what is wrong with you dude?

#6 | Posted by JOE at 2019-08-26 06:06 AM | Reply

"But still, it would be better if they identified a known carcinogenic in the environment, else it could be considered the genetic predisposition of the population."

LOL no.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-08-26 06:21 AM | Reply

I've seen some really stupid things on here before but #4 is the winner winner, chicken dinner. It's almost as if sniper has two accounts.

#8 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2019-08-26 06:39 AM | Reply

-But still, it would be better if they identified a known carcinogenic in the environment, else it could be considered the genetic predisposition of the population.

Yes, that would be the better route. Otherwise these folks might lack proper justification for consideration of compensation.

Nobody wants these folks to be ignored.....if there is a case, we want them to win.

#9 | Posted by eberly at 2019-08-26 09:00 AM | Reply

These sites are sadly all over. My area is known as the Cancer triangle - three cities all tied together by exposure to Dow Chemical and Dow Corning pollution - much of it airborne but also water and land.

#10 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-08-26 09:36 AM | Reply

You might want to revise the title to indicate that the site is in Massachusetts, and not PA. There is a West Hanover in PA but in this case they are referring to the one in Massachusetts. www.hanover-ma.gov

#11 | Posted by Robson at 2019-08-26 05:11 PM | Reply

- Dow Chemical and Dow Corning

A criminal organization whose devastation has been felt around the world.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2019-08-27 03:29 AM | Reply

"- Dow Chemical and Dow Corning

#12 | POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2019-08-27 03:29 AM |"

"Better Things for Better Living...Through Chemistry."

#13 | Posted by goatman at 2019-08-27 03:44 AM | Reply

Daaaaaaaaaaaannnnnng I was sorta hoping for a sinister manifestation of Amish revenge... toxic levels of horseradish knowingly grown near windmills and put in their potato salad recipe.... or something fun like that.

the concept of fireworks + factory = pollution is just too obvious and predictable...

BTW it is sort of subtly ironic that we turned our nation into a consumer economy sending all our manufacturing enterprizes over there ... and somehow the Chinese invention of home grown fireworks is giving brain tumors here.

#14 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-08-27 09:28 AM | Reply

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