In our opinion: Sandy City must show it has corrected its water troubles

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  • nyscof OLD BETHPAGE, NY
    Feb. 21, 2019 11:36 a.m.

    Unfortunately, there is such a huge effort by organized dentistry and bureaucrats to play down any negative effects of fluoride or fluoridation, that legislators and bureaucrats are also misinformed. This is why lobbied legislators should not be in a position to mandate fluoridation to all their constituents whether they voted for it or not. Fluoridation began with the mistaken belief that ingested fluoride was required for children's teeth to grow decay-resistent. But modern science disproved that. Politics keeps it going.

    Fluoride is not a nutrient or essential meaning that consuming a fluoride-free diet does not cause tooth decay. And fluoride gets absorbed into enamel by topical means; but not at the low levels in fluoridated water. Toothpaste has about 1,000 times as much fluoride as water and carries a poison warning.

  • The Educator South Jordan, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 2:49 p.m.

    @ 2 bits

    I wonder if 2 bits would be so forgiving of a democratic mayor? If this had happened in Salt Lake City under Jackie Biskupski, would he be so forgiving? I truly hope we aren't letting politics get in the way of our safety. People need to be held accountable. The Sandy government was very non-transparent and even deceptive when it came to the water. People have lost property (money) and life (health). Many people might suffer permanent damage that won't manifest itself until years down the road. That poor baby that suffered from lead poisoning in particular.

    People need to be held accountable for this. If not, what's stopping other cities from shortchanging the clean water and then covering it up? Personally, I think we need to "drain the swamp." Too many people have become too comfortable in Sandy. Time for change.

    Get Educated

  • The Real Maverick Spanish Fork, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 2:09 p.m.

    So who’s going to be fired? The republican mayor? Where does the buck stop? Someone needs to be held accountable for this failure to protect the water and then the repression of data which led to citizens getting sick because they drank poisoned lead water for days. If that 3 month old was your baby, how would you feel?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 9:57 a.m.

    @2 bits - Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 8:52 a.m.
    They have problems like this in Flint Michigan, not in Sandy Utah."

    Ummm, yeah they do have those problems in Sandy. Plus, you do understand that the Flint crisis was caused by Michigan's GOP governor and his hand picked department heads. The one's that were investigated by a GOP congress and where 7 Republican administration officials have already pled guilty or no contest. Right?

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 8:52 a.m.

    They have problems like this in Flint Michigan, not in Sandy Utah.

    We never had problems like this when Tom Dolan was Mayor.

  • Mayfair Logan, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 7:55 a.m.

    Knowing family who live there were drinking great qualities of water from Feb 6 til the city finally got around to deciding to notify them the night of Feb 15 is Just Absolutly Infuriating.

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    Feb. 20, 2019 7:19 a.m.

    "Sandy needs to quickly demonstrate it has corrected the problems associated with this incident and to develop a more effective emergency notification system. Sharing the findings of the investigation in a transparent way with residents will show leadership and build trust. "

    The only way is if there are consequences. Tom Ward, Public Utilities Manager, tried to keep it quiet. He didn't tell the Mayor for 6 days. Further, we was caught lying to residents, again, at the public meeting on Monday night. That's borderline criminal.