Letter: Leaders failed on Housatonic agreement

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To the editor:

Regarding the meetings involving GE and the Housatonic River contamination issue, I was appalled to read that our community leaders have backed down rather than fight for the well-being of the communities they are sworn to represent. The only excuse for allowing the dumping of toxic waste in our backyard is expedience and cowardice on the part of those charged with finding a resolution to this problem.

GE feels that it has done enough- Well, it has not. The lives and livelihoods of our children and our children's children will certainly be affected by this shameful decision. There is no guarantee on earth that this proposed landfill will not leach harmful chemicals into the earth and water that are so close to the proposed site.

I have voted in good conscience for Mr. Pignatelli in the past but if he continues to urge acceptance of this landfill, I will not be voting for him again.

Barbara Sims,

Lenox Dale

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