Public Hearing on Tilcon's planned l...

Public Hearing on Tilcon's planned leveling of 15 acres near Lake DeForest

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Steve

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jan 18, 2006
I moved to Valley Cottage almost two years ago, drawn largely by it's peace and quiet and natural beauty. I have since been horrified by the total destruction of the beautiful hill that overlooks the north side of the Palisades Mall, Snake Hill Road,and the exit 12 ramp on the Thruway.

I wonder how many readers are aware that Tilcon now plans to level 15 acres on the other side of Crusher Road. Tilcon is strip mining this scenic area as badly as anything I've seen in Kentucky or West Virginia. Now I realize that Tilcon is one of the largest employers in Rockland County, but it is laying waste to the scenic and beautful hills of West Nyack and Valley Cottage, polluting Lake DeForest (where arsenic levels are alarmingly high--as a direct result of Tilcon's mining activity), and causing a lot of noise and disruption.

There will be a public hearing about approval for this strip mining project on February 14th at 8PM (Valentine's Day of all things--something fishy here?) at Clarkstown Town Hall and, although I'm sure you have more enjoyable things to do with your Valentine's day, I can't imagine that any of them is more imporant!
I hope to see you there.
--Steve

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