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[greenyes] Landfill fun in Denver
3. SOCCER FIELD CRITICS CRY 'FOUL'
http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~1512657,00.html#
  A former landfill near Denver is being turned into soccer fields to
  be used yearly by more than a half-million people, the Denver Post
  reports. That has county officials spinning a success story for
  waste management. But public health advocates are crying "foul."
  The site, which is part of a several million dollar containment
  project, will also include a dog park and the county's hazardous
  household waste facility. "You'll be able to run your dogs, dump
  your hazardous waste and play soccer all in the same place,"
  Jefferson County facilities manager Lee Suttie said. "This quote
  should land Suttie a raise," Univeristy of Colorado faculty member
  Adrienne Anderson writes in a letter to the editor. The
  military-industrial complex-controlled suburban county outside
  Denver is "where Coors, Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Plant, and/or
  Lockheed Martin and other polluters have been able to illegally
  dump their hazardous and even radioactive wastes into Denver metro
  area streams, municipal water supplies and 'sanitary landfills' for
  decades without criminal prosecution." Looking the other way,
  Colorado officials cover up instead of clean up the toxic dumps,
  Anderson writes, designating sites as "suitable playing fields for
  little kids and their pets." 
SOURCE: Denver Post, July 15, 2003
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