POEM: TLA Stands for 'Trash Laden Area'

This piece was submitted by resident Corliss Blanchard.

TLA Pondview -Trash Laden Area

There is a pile of trash so high
it seems to nearly reached the sky
it towers over the berm in place
that was designed to completely trash encase
a call of complaint was made to DEM for cause
who seem to have placed their authority on pause
upon a follow up call of review, I was told DEM advised to knock the level height down
which, to me, seems like the trash is just spread around
Laws now in place designed to protect us and our surround
must have DEM stymied, confused and in a state of confound
the company continues to operate creating big mounds
while DEM awaits a continued court case
which wasn't necessary if DEM had either not issued and/or just pulled their permit
all the while our neighborhood is assaulted by odor, dust, noise they emit..some say "life just isn't fair"
but I question if elected/appointed authorities just don't care
their lives aren't affected by what happens here
I suspect it would be a different story if they lived near....how sad for us and all neighbors involved
this environmental issue is still not solved.

SL May 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Seems like the smarter move wood have been to call the board of health and have a test run to prove once and for all is it harmful. If it is just a nuisance than you have to tolerate your surroundings like the rest of us who live in these areas such as main roads,near highways,sewage plants etc.
dawn May 18, 2012 at 01:08 PM
Have a little sympathy SL. But I guess you "wood" know since you live near a sewage plant.
Arthur Dolloff May 18, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Ouch dawn, such a perfectionist. Or is that Dawn like a name and not the event???
SL May 18, 2012 at 04:35 PM
Dawn.....so smug. This case will be in the courts for another 14 years. Prove once and for all is it a health issue or just a nusiance for the neighbors. Enough is enough!
b1 May 18, 2012 at 10:25 PM
That's right, enough is enough SL and Dawn. If you two want to duke it out meet somewhere and get it over with or better yet, hold a debate. TLA/ Pond View has been in violation of the city ordinance, that is fact.
SL May 19, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Brenda....really????? Whatever the law is it should be upheld. My point is if you buy adjacent to an industrial zone what do you expect? No different than living on a main road or near a highway....talk about noise! I am just tired of these small interest groups and personal agendas like Mrs. Durfee,she doesn't just want the law upheld she wants them not to exist. She may fool people like you not me.
Ken Schneider September 20, 2012 at 04:57 PM
SL See how you would like to not be able to open your windows for years at a time. We've already been through this once with Ocean State Steel. We couldn't open our windows for years because of the dust and noise. Do it for one day and see how your crybaby attitude will change.


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