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Published: Thursday, May 30 2013 3:15 p.m. MDT

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Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

How much over the limit? What harm was done by being over the limit? Should people have been taken to the hospital? Should they have been warned to stay indoors? The $39,000 fine will surely be passed along to the hospitals and doctors who use that service to dispose of their waste. Were the actual contaminants worse that the smoke from a typical family barbeque or from a campfire? Would it have been better to close the place down rather than to fine it?

I'm certainly not excusing falsifying records, but I sometimes wonder whether "problems" are found to justify jobs in government. Somehow, most of us live entire lives in the "hazardous" confines of our own homes, eating food prepared in grossly inadequate kitchens (according to health department standards) and yet we never have any ill effects.

When regulations are used to punish more than they are used to protect, maybe the "system" needs as much investigation as those in investigate those "problems".

Randy Gardner
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

My Daughter moved into that area 4 yrs ago and her and her family have been having strange illness ever since. I think something evil is going on, if they are trying to cover up test etc...

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

The real problem here is regulations interfering with business.
Businesses would never do anything dangerous or underhanded to increase their bottom line.

Mike you remind me of Battle Mnt. NV who's city council decided, when it was found that they had toxic amounts of arsenic and lead in the city water supply, voted to not have the water supply tested again, thereby curing the problem.

Do you really believe that some arbitrary regulations were just thrown out there, without any science to, (oh wait, I caught myself) I mean pseudo-science to back it up, just to expand government and force these otherwise good people to cheat and lie because these regulations aren't really about safety?

For someone who extols the virtues of not drinking or smoking you always seem to side with polluters and toxic criminals as long as they are in the business of making money, odd.

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