- Sep 30, 2015
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Yep, ended in early 1990. They sprayed over an 8-10 year period on and off for medflys. Vector control still sprays for mosquitos openly til this day, not the only state either btw.
We are subjected to aerial contamination almost constantly. Albeit OH was very dense in nature, it all ends up in the same place, the ground. The contamination in the air lasts finitely while the water percolating through soil is harder to figure a timeline on. It will eventually pool in plumes and have to be identified, wells drilled and pumped to be removed. I live near an area where this was happening for years with perchlorates and perchloric acid. They say it's cleaned up but who knows. Anyone living next to a military base?...you're being poisoned right now. My folks live in the Hudson river valley in NY and that river was polluted for YEARS by GE with PCB dumping. Imagine where that went? I'll tell you, the ocean and our food/fish supply.
So my point is, while OH is the latest, this is nothing new. We can deep dive into humans poisoning humans all day long but the argument would soon turn to denial by those who give the environment a lessor priority. Many of those people are right here and they pick and choose their priorities based on a political belief.
That's kinda fucked up.
Remember the good ol' days?