THE TALK OF THE TOWN: Notes and Comment

August 1970
New Yorker;8/29/1970, Vol. 46 Issue 28, p17
The article comments on the increasing number of material artifacts and the pollutants endangering the environment in the U.S. The current dilemma that the government faced today is how to dispose of several hundred nerve-gas rockets that have been stored for some three years at Defense Department ammunition depots in Alabama and Kentucky. The Army get rid of the gas, the rockets, and their steel-and-concrete cases by the singularly crude method of loading them all onto a ship and sinking it in the ocean off Florida. One inevitable consequence of man's production of things for such narrow ends is the necessity of throwing away what he has made when it has served its purpose.


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