Newspaper not tough on Wacker

Posted 9/25/17

To The Editor:

Why are you, our local newspaper, taking up for Wacker? I have lived in Charleston for 30-plus years. [We’ve] been through one Olin evacuation [and] one train-wreck …

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Newspaper not tough on Wacker

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To The Editor:

Why are you, our local newspaper, taking up for Wacker? I have lived in Charleston for 30-plus years. [We’ve] been through one Olin evacuation [and] one train-wreck evacuation.

You have to admit, this was poorly orchestrated. No planning ahead for such an event.

We were coming home from Athens, [and were] stopped by a very rude McMinn County officer in Calhoun. [We] were told we had to turn around. [We] told him we lived on the northeast side of Charleston. We needed to cross the river bridge and turn left. He said nobody [was] allowed in Charleston.

[That’s] ridiculous because they were bringing thousands of people through Charleston going north from the interstate.

You, our local paper, are supposed to inform people, not help a local company that pays our county tax dollars. Are tax dollars more important than thousands of people’s health?

There [are] two schools in close proximity to Wacker. They were there way before Wacker. Is our children’s health not important to Bradley County?

They [Wacker] need to come up with a plan for such an incident of this magnitude.

— Judy Gibby

Charleston

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