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Letter: Clean up this pollution

To the editor:

I have never written a letter to the editor before, but I am now because of what is going on.

What a great view we can get when driving down Routes 64 and 38. The trees and roadsides are beautifully decorated with plastic pieces waving in the breeze, thanks to the different haulers going down the road spreading the pieces as they go!

Why?

I would think in today's world this could be stopped. They have cheep netting rolled over their trailers that is supposedly made to keep this stuff from flying out. But it does not work, just look!

Three times I have had plastic fly out in front of me. Recently, a big piece came across my windshield, scaring the dickens out of me. I do not understand why tarps are not used, like grain haulers do.

I do not know how it is loaded. Other than it is compressed. When this is done, why is it not wrapped like big bails of hay? This netting could be applied before loading – it would help.

Who is going to clean the pollution up that I enjoy seeing every time I drive these roads? If I was to throw garbage out my car window, is there not a fine for this if I get caught? Why aren’t they fined? It is really disgusting to see this going on. Stop it!

Nick Hankes

Virgil

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