Oregon's plans for Vietnam-era herbicide dump raise concerns

Sep 2, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Oregonian

Oregon buried 25,000 barrels of hazardous waste at the Alkali Lake site about four decades ago.

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Dec 22, 2009
 
I think that the Alkali Lake waste dump issue is an insult to anyone with half a brain! The Eastern Oregon residents are forced to live with the consequences of this mess that the State has inappropriately allowed to be left to possibly pollute the entire eastern and western Oregon ground water supply. Those involved in this fiasco should be fined and fired and this mess should be immediately cleaned up in order that the cancer rate in Christmas Valley, Eugene, and Lakeview may fall to less than twice the rate of the rest of Oregon.
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Eugene, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
How can any reasonable person just sit and let this horrible situation continue in Alkali Lake????????? I thought civilized people ran the state of Oregon!!! This seems like the dark ages for people to sit and debate such a serious issue while the lives of innocent Americans remain at risk. Who had the right to sell and bargain away the health of the local people in that area anyway????? Even Eugene Oregon has a high rate of cancer, and could that be coming from that dump through a vein since the flow is westward. Wake up people and revolt against this!!! The whole State Of Oregon needs to stand up and demand the President to step in here and stop this stupid debate. Vietnam officials are smarter than these local politicians. They know the dangers and are not trying to play dumb.
Blown Away

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
This is plain and simple hickville Genocide. Obviously those responsible for this outrageous act think that country people are stupid, dispensable beings that have little value in the world. To place this toxic waste dump 35 miles away from a small town, in a scenic route area violates my sense of hope for mankind, not to mention the current debate on how to handle the situation now that we "know" the harm to humans and animals goes beyond words!!!!!!!!!!
Vietman revenge

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
Who in their right mind would have allowed this to happen to begin with and now who in their right mind even questions the need to adequately clean up mess??????????
Insanity

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
This situation in Alkali Lake Oregon in insane! Water runs deep and veins can spread to contaminate very large areas. Whose to say that that toxic waste dump is not contaminating the whole eastern and western Oregon from Alkali Lake to Florence Oregon. The flow is Westward. You people who live anywhere West, South, or North need to rise up and demand that something be done about this waste dump. And those responsible for its creation and those responsible for delaying clean-up should be locked up and the key thrown away!!!!!!!!!
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Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
There were 9 million gallons of Agent Orange used in Vietnam during the whole war. 1.4 million gallons were dumped in Oregon. Birth defects continue to effect the poor people in Vietnam. Are you people who could be effected just going to sit quiet and not get outraged over this situation in Alkali lake. Anyone who owns land in that area should be compensated for damages and this mess should be cleaned up!!! NOW, no more debate.
Agent Death

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
To live 35 miles away from a toxic waste dumb is seriously harmful to anyone effected. The government, both locally and federally is responsible in keeping people safe. The ultimate responsibility lies in the government is those responsible for the act are too irresponsible for clean-up. End of Story!
Sad Sad Sad

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
My heart breaks at the thought of dioxin and other cancer causing chemicals seeping constantly into Beautiful Oregon's Water ways. It is so sad, sad, sad.
End of the world

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
This must be a sign of the end of the world. When basic common sense leaves those in charge and they let this kind of atrocity continue.
The last frontier

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
Our pristine beauty is contaminate and is there any hope that in can be restored. Wake up people. Don't allow them to run over you!! Protest the contamination of your land. You are the ones to suffer and there may be no repair to your bodies and minds, if you don't do something to stop this abuse.
Yes lock em up

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
Anyone delaying this clean-up should be locked up!
PERIOD!
Clean up Now

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
I want that toxic waste dump cleaned up now!
clean up YES

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
Clean it up now or face massive lawsuits for damages! Human life and health has no price tag!
Scary

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
Is our health and sanity so insignificant to those in charge? This scares me to no end. When will people wake up to the atrocities just outside their backdoor. People you have the power. This is not an unfortunate event just effecting those poor people in Christmas Valley. Who knows what waterways are being contaminated North, West, and South of Christmas Valley? Bend, Redmond, La Pine, Eugene, Lake View, Summer Lake, Silver Lake, Klamath Falls, Florence, Corvallis, Salem, and every place in between! Rise up and voice your outrage!
Red Alert

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
People in Oregon. You are at risk. You have Agent Orange seeping in to your waterways and you are drinking it and bathing in it everyday. Demand the Alkali Lake toxic waste dump be cleaned up today. No more delays or excuses!
Vietnam Again

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
I know that people in Oregon are very smart and environmentally aware. How did you let this slip past you! Revolt! Demand action and justice. Clean it up now!
The Fall of Rome

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
Rome fell because of lead pipes. Is Oregon going to fall because everyone West of Alkali gets Cancer eventually. If not you, then you children or grand children as the toxins spread! Wake Up Oregon. Take action!
Cant not sleep

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
How can anyone sleep until this gets resolved????
Clean up this mess

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
clean up the mess now!
Is there a God

Yoncalla, OR

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Dec 22, 2009
 
If there is a God, I don't know how he could have allowed this. Please God. Knock some sense in to our elected officials!!!

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