Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended
Originally Posted by jojo
No they haven't. They've said it's unlikely that the herbicide that has soaked into the soil will leach down to the water table.
That does not address those who were exposed soon after application nor does it address the run off.
He didn't key a car. He deliberately applied poison to a place where thousands pass daily. Then he deliberately went out of his way to incite fear and outrage to further an agenda.
He "deliberately" committed a crime of which he'll be punished. That's the extent of it.
It was a stupid thing to do by a an idiot that takes things too seriously. Let's not make it out to be bigger than it was.
Throwing around terms like environmental terrorism is hyperbole and really exaggerates the severity of the crime.
He killed a tree. The risk of someone getting sick over what he did is extremely minimal and that has, in fact, been said.
From the report:
Manufacturer Dow Chemical says the substance should be applied with proper clothing protection and a typical use of the herbicide is to kill trees along fence lines. There is no reason to suspect any human danger from the herbicide.
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Last edited by Brutus; 02-18-2011 at 08:11 PM.