No place for fear-mongering

By From page A8 | February 07, 2013

The type of fear-mongering found in the Sunday column by Jonathan London is repugnant and should have been removed by the editor. The columnist says, “You remember the last time you did not reach your toddler in time and she gulped down mouthfuls of water that you have learned is laced with arsenic, nitrates and other contaminants. How frightened you were.

“When the water runs brown and stinks of rotten eggs, it is easier to avoid, but there are wells in your community with chemicals that are invisible to the eye, tongue and nose. Is this nightmare scenario a ghost of things to come for Davis if it does not switch from ground water wells to surface water supplies…”

Regardless of whether you support or oppose Measure I, such inflammatory rhetoric has no place in the discussion and is disrespectful of the city and its staff who have the responsibility to maintain a quality drinking water supply.

Alan Jackman

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