Letter: Dumping toxic waste is not safe

Editor:

Re: (‘Opponents of biosolids export proposal planning protest,’ April 17):

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I checked into it a while ago and was informed there was no testing done on biosolids for PCBs.

Apparently, the tests don’t exist.

People do not want to be guinea pigs, having to deal with health issues in the future.

No one can guarantee biosolids are safe.

The Supreme court of Canada once stated: “In order to achieve sustainable development, policies must be based on the precautionary principle.

“Environmental measures must anticipate, prevent and attack the causes of environmental degradation. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing measures to prevent environmental degradation.”

Dumping toxic waste is not safe.

For the sake of people, wildlife, our water and air, the precautionary principle must be used in order to keep people and the environment healthy.

Diane Czyzewski

Kamloops

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