(53rd in a series on Martin Tower)
Martin Tower demolition May 19
Peter Crownfield is officially retired but spends most of his time working with students in his role as internship coordinator for the Alliance for Sustainable Communities–Lehigh Valley.
“We don’t encourage” is a weak recommendation, especially when conditioned with the silly bit “if you find dust uncomfortable.”
The real point is that the fine-particulate matter is harmful even if you don’t notice or don’t have any immediate reaction.
The only reasonable health message is “we strongly advise” people not to be outside and to wear a respirator if they are within, say 2 kilometers—and to post signs throughout that area.
Too difficult or expensive? — then don’t do the implosion.