COAL ASH? Do we know the current safety level
of Kerr Lake? No! Because NO PUBLIC AGENCY will speak
to that. So we’ll head on to the picnic areas and campsites…because it’s time
to PIG OUT KERR LAKE STYLE!
IMPORTANT NOTE!!! The above white pig, smeared
with COAL ASH, apparently has not been slowed in the least by the COAL ASH.
But this is a pig eating ice cream at a picnic
table, and while there could be something “anecdotal” about
the illustration, the fact remains that the public, that’s you, should demand
from one or more public agencies responsible for Kerr Lake, a current status of
the lake’s well being with regard to coal ash.
There may not be any risk with public
interaction with the lake’s waters, but it’s the beginning of May and that
means tourists and it means skiing, tubing, swimming, wading, fishing and the
A pig doesn’t know better. The
bureaucrats are banking on the fact that the public is like the pig, that the
public will want to recreate more than it wants to know.
From the beginning of this travesty, Kerr
Lake Park Watch has been focused on getting the answer to this
question: “Is the water of Kerr Lake safe for human recreational
interaction?” So the bureaucrats hide behind the publicly owned, but
closed doors with their “wait and see what the damage is” mentality,
while lake visitors gear up for another season in the water. It’s like
getting a traffic light put up at a deadly intersection; some have to die to
get the traffic light installed.
We actually don’t believe that coal ash is a
huge recreational problem, but if that’s true, why won’t NC DENR, VA DEQ,
the EPA or the Corps of Engineers tell us? Why did NC DENR force a
respectable public servant like Division of Water Resources head, Tom Reeder,
to not only withdraw his statement that coal ash is in Kerr Lake, but to now
say that coal ash is not in Kerr Lake?
So what if the pig dies? We still think that
the majority of Kerr Lake visitors want to know and there’s over two
million of them!