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Dump Option Being Ignored

April 07, 1993

Larry Hagman needs to go back to Hollywood. Waste Management Inc. needs to crawl back under a rock. Weldon and Hammond canyons need to be left to nature. And Ventura County's trash needs to be sent to Utah.

Larry Hagman's interest in keeping a garbage dump out of Hammond Canyon would be admirable if he were not so blatantly interested in preserving his land values rather than the land itself.

Weldon and Hammond canyons, two pristine places, need to be left alone. No development of any kind should be allowed in either place. This means no building of homes, either. There are few enough unspoiled places in this world. We need to protect as many as we can.

When we have the option to send our trash to an established landfill run by a company that wants our trash, then we need to take advantage of the company's offer. Especially if it costs less.

Why this last option has not been exercised by the Board of Supervisors is a mystery. Here we have the means to dispose of our solid wastes without threatening the health of people, as a Weldon Canyon landfill would, and save money, yet this choice has not been acted on.

JOHN DARLING

Ventura

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