Crime against the environment

Re "Alaska's mine waste dump approved," Aug. 16

How in the world can a thinking person approve dumping "millions of tons of waste" into a beautiful lake, believing that would be better than putting it into a landfill?

You don't need a degree in environmental studies to think this is a terrible crime to the environment.

What does it take -- people to get cancer 20 years later from their drinking water, or birds and fish dying?

If we can't figure out a better way to deposit the waste, we should not be building the plants in the first place.

Diana Williamson

Studio City

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