Did the WTBTS improperly dispose of printing chemicals?

by TJ - iAmCleared2Land 21 Replies latest watchtower scandals

  • TJ - iAmCleared2Land
    TJ - iAmCleared2Land

    Is that what this article is saying?


    Brownfield remediation plan under study at Watchtower Farms property

    SHAWANGUNK – Three parcels of land in the Town of Shawangunk totaling just under seven acres are being studied for possible brownfields remediation. The parcels, owned by Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc., are part of over 1,100 acres.

    The investigation is estimated to take about 20 weeks to complete under the supervision of the state departments of Environmental Conservation and Health. According to the DEC, in the past, some of the areas of the land were reportedly used to deposit soil, construction debris, and other materials.

    It is also reportedly a site where 55 gallon drums of materials containing chemicals thought to have been used in the printing industry, including a petroleum hydrocarbon distillate, were deposited in predominantly clay soil. In one of the three parcels, there is a potentially contaminated soil from the spills of printing wastes or raw materials on the ground and aerated using farm machinery, the DEC said.

    Prior to the 1960s, the land was used for farming and orchards.

    The cleanup plan will include an evaluation of the proposed site remedy, or recommend a no-action or no-further-action alternative. The goal of the plan is to ensure the protection of public health and the environment.

    I had to lookup what brownfields are... it's an EPA term for properties that have contamination.

  • strymeckirules

    they thought they had their own dump.

    they were going to clean it up after arrmageddon. with the angels help, of course.

    how did they get caught?

  • Gayle
  • slimboyfat

    This looks more interesting than the lack of responses might suggest.

  • designs

    Not surprising when you have the 'God will clean up the mess' eschatology.

  • Think About It
    Think About It
    The drums contained benzene, xylene and other chemicals that have been shown to affect human health.

    Benzene is a known human carcinogen and the worse of the hydrocarbons. This is something I've really never considered. The toxic waste of all the printing chemicals the massive WTS printing complex must generate would potentially be massive. Much cheaper to dump it on your private land in the hopes of not getting caught, rather than to pay to dispose of in accordance with EPA regulations. Wouldn't a group of apostate environmental watchdogs be a thorn in the WTS's side?

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  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    Not surprising. I know for a fact they misused/mishandled pesticides and such at the farm. Wonder how much Brooklyn money will "evaporate" when they have to clean their mess up.

  • designs

    Not to worry the Watchtower Legal team is on it

  • Think About It
    Think About It

    Illegal dunping activites could be a part of WTS 'theocratic warfare'. In the WTS's mind the collateral damage of environmental pollution is outweighted by the spiritual food the WTS prints for the JW sheeple.

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  • designs

    You know if the evidence supports illegal dumping this could make for a very powerful campaign, keep us posted.

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