Here is a link to some interesting information from the National Cancer Institute.How inconvenient for Orland Park. No convenient adjacent hole to dump the contaminated soil into. And this site has just one of the 29 chemicals of concern found in the TIF 4 site. Of course IEPA assigned Stan Black, one of their high rent district personnel to this site. Remember him well from Timber Trails. World of difference from what we have in Lyons letting the volatile chemicals - including this one - evaporate just north of the ball field until they reach levels "safe" to dump next door. Being somewhat heavier than normal air, you do the odds on possible exposures to children, their folks and anyone parking north of the Village Hall.
The plan for the Lyons dump - oops, cleanup - was set in motion long before UCP came on the scene.
Swann, how does this list of chemicals compare to the 29 chemicals in the TIF 4 site you are supposedly so worried about?
Does tobacco smoke contain harmful chemicals?
Yes. Tobacco smoke contains chemicals that are harmful to both smokers and nonsmokers. Breathing even a little tobacco smoke can be harmful (1–3).
Of the more than 7,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 250 are known to be harmful, including hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, and ammonia (1, 4).
Among the 250 known harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, at least 69 can cause cancer. These cancer-causing chemicals include the following (1, 4):
Beryllium (a toxic metal)
1,3–Butadiene (a hazardous gas)
Cadmium (a toxic metal)
Chromium (a metallic element)
Nickel (a metallic element)
Polonium-210 (a radioactive chemical element)
Other toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke are suspected to cause cancer, including the following (3):
How can you possibly expect anyone to take your concerns about environmental pollution seriously when you routinely pay money to pollute your own body?
How about the real cost to our healthcare system caused by the effects of smoking and also second hand smoke? Do you have a metric for that? Here is a link to a CDC article that should be of interest to you. Why don't you put that in your pipe and smoke it.