by Mitchel Cohen
Two decades ago, the garbage barge, the Khian Sea, with no place in the U.S. willing to accept its garbage, left the territorial waters of the United States and began circling the oceans in search of a country willing to accept its cargo: 14,000 tons of toxic incinerator ash. First it went to the Bahamas, then to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Bermuda, Guinea Bissau and the Netherlands Antilles. Wherever it went, people gathered to protest its arrival. No one wanted the millions of pounds of Philadelphia municipal incinerator ash dumped in their country… Find the rest of this story at counterpuch
Mitchel Cohen hosts “Steal This Radio,” a weekly show on http://www.NYTalkRadio.net, and is the Chair of WBAI radio’s (99.5-FM) “Local Station Board”. He works with the Brooklyn Greens / Green Party.
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