It is a wonderful feeling to look at the blue skies and feel the warm temperatures that are here. Spring is finally coming. No longer are we cooped up in our houses breathing the super-heated furnace air. Better yet, the power companies are installing scrubbers to clean the toxic waste that they have been pumping into the air for us to breathe ("Plant's Bid to Dump Smokestack Pollutants Into Mon Is Under Fire," March 16). Just think, no longer will our lungs be filled with these toxic waste emissions from their stacks.
But wait, all is not well. Seems that the toxic scrubber waste sludge will be dumped into our drinking water supply if the power companies have their way. No longer will we have to breathe the toxic waste, but now we will drink it.
Oh well, progress demands some sacrifice. I guess we can't have everything. Here's to a cool drink of sludge this summer. I can hardly wait.
ROBERT E. PINKERTON