Sunday, April 13, 2008

You can help stop Columbia's Expansion Project

At first I was wondering what all the fuss was about. I mean schools expand all of the time. But this is a bit different. Columbia University wants to expand into the West Harlem. The area is not only on a fault line, but it's also a flood zone. Now if that doesn't sound like a disaster waiting to happen, I don't know what does. Over 30% of the expanded area will be for a bio hazardous laboratory. One natural disaster and just think of all of the chemicals that will flow into the Hudson River.

There is a petition in NY state court to Stop Columbia's Expansion Project. We all have to become vigilant when it comes to these stories. I live near several large universities with huge research departments. I shudder to think what would happen if they tried to do something like that here. This is one precedent that should not be set.
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