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Coast Guard waste
By Walt Hoefer


April 28, 2011

The Coast Guard has been doing this for many years. When we lived in Metlakatla (teachers) back in 1959, we observed the Coast Guard burning boxes of meat and other grocery products at the dump. When we questioned this they said a new shipment had come in and there was no room to store it. We asked why not give it to the Tsimshean indian community. "Against the law" they said.

Sad to see that this is still going on.

Walt Hoefer
Deming, NM.

About: "Lived in Metlakatla & Ketchikan for 33 years"

Received April 27, 2011 - Published April 28, 2011



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