Sunday, September 7, 2008
Dentist Dumps Syringes - Contaminates Jersey Shore
Can you believe it? A prominent dentist with homes in Pennsylvania and the Jersey Shore has been accused of "unlawfully discharging a pollutant and unlawful disposal of regulated medical waste." Lets say it in plain English...he dumped a bag of 300 used needles, 180 used cotton swabs and other materials from his medical office. He admitted to tossing the material from his boat a few miles offshore and, Surprise! The debris washed up on shore, closing down the beaches of Avalon, a resort town about 25 miles South of Atlantic City, throughout the Labor Day weekend.
I just don't get it. We have had years of "Earth First", "Earth Day", "Save the Earth", "Save the Ocean" and you would have to be in a coma not to know that dumping is illegal and immoral.
Thomas McFarland needs more than a fine for this ignorant and willful offense. He should get jail time and be forced to watch Jacque Cousteau documentaries and "Finding Nemo" over and over until he cries.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 8:54 AM