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June 10, 2004


This is the same Board of Commissioners that will be making a decision on the importation of medical waste to the Brooks Incinerator, for County revenue. Medwaste is known to contain a preponderance of PVC which creates dioxin when burned. (linked to causing cancer, immune deficiencies, and birth defects, among other things.)

We're on a scary course, and no one is opposed to Brentano!

Thank you for your discussion here; I am also a rural resident who has been concerned with goundwater depletion...I also reside in the Sensitive Groundwater Overlay Zone. I was pleased to hear that Commissioner Carlson was the voice of logic and consideration of the public.

I have begun to see a pattern with both Brentano and with Milne who do seem to stick together. (and who I do not believe see public interest worth their investment). It might be worthwhile to request a copy of the their minutes (on recorded cassettee) of their executive, management, and/or work sessions on that topic in order to get a gist of their reasoning and a realistic view of them.

I would like to point out that perhaps people should take a look at their Economic Interest statements that are on file with the Oregon's Ethics Commission, and as I understand, are supposed to be updated should there arise a potention conflict of interest along the way (perhaps even every six months if I am not incorrect).

I do believe that if one looks closely, one will see a pattern of conflict of interests...particularly as it pertains to the garbage industry (which is Brentano's 25+ year background) and the issue of raising additional revenue by allowing the County to take in more medical waste (burned at the Brook's incinerator)from the neighboring states...one hospital alone can fill a 40-foot semi truck in one day...imagine how many trucks of toxic waste will end up here in our community ...and in our sensitive overlay groundwater zones...and for what...another unsustainable way to make a few more dollars while depleting our resources in the process?

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