Revelation 11:18 that "God will destroy those who
destroy the earth."
Do you believe that polluters will literally be destroyed ?
I hope so.
wait for it ......
Chemical Waste At Watchtower Farms
DEC Investigates Contamination
By Chris Rowley http://www.gunkjournal.com/2012/01/12/news/1201120.html
SHAWANGUNK – The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
is investigating the Watchtower Farms property owned and operated
by Jehovah's Witnesses on around Red Mills Road in the Town of Shawangunk,
seeking evidence of contamination from chemical wastes.
Recently, the DEC announced that there are "three areas of concern" at the property.
These were identified, during previous investigations conducted between 2006 and 2009, as areas including
1) a place between two large residential buildings where chemical wastes were found;
2) a building where wastes were repackaged;
3) a field behind the sawmill, to the north of the main printing plant.
The former Goebel property, first homesteaded in the 17th century, was purchased by the Watchtower,
the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses, in 1963, then greatly expanded in the 1970s.
The organization's headquarters were then in Brooklyn, but in 2004, Watchtower shifted all its "printer" business to its upstate locations.
To date, the facility claims to have printed 3 million Bibles, 18 million magazines, 27 million books, and 236 million tracts, in addition to works in Braille and the reproduction of works on video and DVD. Jehovah's Witnesses are described as a "Restorationist" or "primitivist" variety of Christianity. They reject the Trinity concept and do not celebrate Christmas or Easter. "In 2006 or 7, DEC asked us to look into those areas where the contamination has been found," said Troy Snyder, Facility Manager at the Red Mill Road Watchtower Printery, in reaction to news of the new DEC investigation. "We didn't begin printing here until the mid-70s. Before that everything was printed in Brooklyn. The chemical waste was put in decades ago, late sixties, early seventies. The chemicals point to the printing industry, and most likely it is from our facility." It has been reported that the chemical waste now under investigation was in fifty-five gallon drums that were found during the digging of a foundation for a new residential building. Such waste can contain heavy metals, especially lead, as well as benzene and other chemicals that are known carcinogens.
A DEC spokesperson said, "The investigation began in 2006. We are pretty sure this is historical waste that came from Brooklyn, back before regulations were put in place. It is primarily related to wastes associated with printing operations, such as inks and solvents."