Where do we go when we die? This blog examines what communities, planners and others are doing (and not doing) for cemeteries.
Monday, February 9, 2009
PCBs found in drums unearthed in Connecticut cemetery
A breaking news item from the Connecticut Post reports that drums unearthed at St. John the Baptist Greek Catholic Cemetery in Monroe last year contain PCBs. These carcinogens - polychlorinated biphenyls once used in transformers and hydraulic fluids - have leached into the ground, according to an EPA analysis. The Post reports that the site previously was a private airport, but authorities say that it is unknown where the drums came from and who owned them.
"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." -- Benjamin Franklin
Where do we go when we die? This blog explores the places where cemeteries and land use intersect, and examines what urban planners and thinkers, communities and others are doing (and not doing) about cemeteries.
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I am a journalist, adjunct professor of journalism and rural issues. I studied GIS, and I blog about cemeteries and land use, urban issues, and honey. All views expressed are those of the author alone.