3M Incinerator Can Burn Outside Hazardous Waste, MN Says
"Bets Thorkelson's opposition to 3M Co.'s hazardous waste incinerator began in the mid-1990s, when she learned that four moms of boys on her sons' hockey team had breast cancer."
"'About the same time, I had also noticed that many people on my street were starting to die of cancer, including a young boy from a form of lymphoma,' said Thorkelson, who lives in what she describes as a blue-collar neighborhood in Cottage Grove, Minn., about two miles from one of the St. Paul-based mega-corporation's factories.
Her distrust of 3M grew when she received a diagnosis of breast cancer herself a decade later. And it mounted further when she heard about the company's plans to truck in additional hazardous waste to use as fuel for an incinerator."Source: Huffington Post, 07/03/2012