Toxic spills can be prevented

By From page A16 | November 18, 2012

Recently, a friend of mine called city staff about a toxic waste problem at a local apartment complex. City public works staff deserve credit for their relatively rapid response to this call.

Basically, tenants were leaving open containers of spent oil near the trash container without lids and with spills already occurring. The next rain storm would have caused the barrel of oil to spill even more than it already had, with its toxic chemicals ending up in our creeks and wetlands.

My point in this letter is to encourage everyone to be observant of illegal disposal of toxic waste and to call city or county staff. You can count on their prompt response and a resulting reduction of pollution. Go to the cityofdavis.org and click on the “report of problem” link on the home page.

Kevin Wolf


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