Improving Air Quality

No More Burning

In Lancaster County PA, many Farmers tell you they don't read or speak English so they doln't know they are breaking the law when their livestock stands in creeks or when they burn huge plastic containers off State Road 89s beween Strasburg and Delaware. Many people from all backgrounds, burn their garbage after 5 and on weekends when no Fire Marshall is working.

Start a Youth Facebook/Kindle/IPhone program to create a picture/video record of anyone burning anything in Lancaster County. Or anyone whose anumals are messing up the creeks and hence, The Bay.

Offer small prizes for anyone whose video is delivered to the offender with a guide as to how to comply with the law. Or have the kids deliver it with adult supervision.

Make a school program, put it in the paper, put it on WGAL....

Sometimes the air is so bad here I gag on my way to work, literally gag, and I don't have any conditions. The air from the manure spreading is so full of that odor, the smoke is so thick--that I speed up or must roll up the windows---sometimes we can't work or play outside with the children. So one person drives a whole community inside.


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    Rudy Gartner

    This is a horrible situation. I would be so upset if I had to drive or walk by this area where ignorant individuals are burning huge plastic containers. Personally, I'm not sure it's a sound idea to try and have children or youths to deliver videos of these people breaking the law against burning garbage. One does not know how some of them will react. It's not a safe idea in my opinion. There has to be another way. Another problem is that state and county services are being cut all over the country, and this most likely applies to fire marshalls as well. What a mess.

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    Peggy Dirsa

    I thought that outdoor burning was banned back in the 1960s when I was just a kid -- or at least it was in Massachusetts. There are horrible chemical-ingrediants in plastic and those people should be given very very stiff fines and penalties and police should be called to stop this ASAP!

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