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Rachel Carson-Silent Springs



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Year 2006
Publisher National Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Language English

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Excerpt of letter from Huckins to Carson

The mosquito control plane flew over our small town last summer. Since we live close to the marshes we were treated to several lethal doses, as the pilot criss-crossed over our place....We consider the spraying of active poison over private land to be a serious aerial intrusion.

Air spraying where it is not needed or wanted is inhuman, undemocratic, and probably unconstitutional. For those of us who stand helplessly on the tortured earth, it is intolerable (Sterling, pp. 147-148).

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