Letters: Nov. 4, 1985

Deadly Dumping

To the Editors: After reading "The Poisoning of America '85" [ENVIRONMENT, Oct. 14], I have concluded that it will not be the Soviets who do us in. It will be toxic wastes and our own stupidity. Edgar Dorton Bowers Salisbury, N.C.

Your article identifies industry as the culprit in hazardous-waste dumping. Companies have not always used the best judgment in dealing with their toxic garbage, but we should ask ourselves why all these unwanted chemicals exist. We, the consumers who purchase these products, are also responsible for the by-products. David A. Moskowitz Litchfield, Conn.

One gets the impression from...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!