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Using Gilmanton as dump for sludge is a disaster in the making

To The Daily Sun,

Biosolids/sludge are safe. At least that is what our government would say. Here is a list of few products they told us were safe: DDT, MBTE, BPA, PFOA.

Biosolids/sludge may contain arsenic, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, zinc, synthetic chemicals, radioactive materials, and anything that could go down the drain. Land-spreading of sludge means these materials are either absorbed by the crop or remain in the soil. What about run-off from stockpiling? The means of using our Town of Gilmanton as a dump site for bio solids is a future disaster! Remember they are telling us it is safe.

(Wednesday) I read in the Daily Sun that a road trip is planned for Friday, leaving the Gilmanton Academy at 8:30 a.m. to the Concord wastewater facility. Call Marshall Bishop. Why is a town selectman even involved in this issue? Who is paying for the bus?

The Gilmanton Planning Board, on petitioned warrant articles, makes recommendations on zoning amendments to the town, not the biosolids/sludge committee. This committee has been overloaded with pro biosolids members. What do you think their recommendation will be?

Spreading sludge is contaminating Gilmanton's land and water. How long will it be before our government tells us? Why wait for the day when the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is testing our wells and handing out bottled water. Let us not be another Merrimack.

Sandi Guarino



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Lakes Region TEA Party meetings are open to everyone

To The Daily Sun,

On July 20, the Lakes Region TEA Party was treated to visits by Congressman Frank Guinta and gubernatorial candidate Frank Edelblut. Both men focus their efforts and plans on how to make New Hampshire citizens more successful.

After brief presentations Congressman Guinta and Gubernatorial Candidate Edelblut described their approaches to addressing people's concerns on a wide variety of topics, e.g., improving job opportunities for all, especially for young people after leaving school, helping people take advantage of better jobs, our drug problem, high energy costs, improving education, enabling families to succeed, resettling refugees, keeping Americans safe, etc.

We would like to thank Congressman Guinta and Gubernatorial Candidate Edelblut for addressing our meeting and taking everyone's questions.

The Lakes Region TEA Party meetings are open to anyone wishing to listen and participate in our discussions and Q&A.

Don Ewing

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