Mayor Bratina's comment that he would prefer that the toxic sediment that is contaminating Randle Reef, be dredged up and carted off, rather than capped in its current place, is dredging up some controversy.
Amongst other things (see full Spec story here) Executive Director Jim Hudson from the Bay Area Restoration Council, points out that the Mayor's idea would triple the cost, cause toxic waste to be further disturbed, and would see that this waste is carted around neighborhoods to rid it - only to reach another destination . The article also points out that Bratina's preference is not in keeping with scientific views on how best to handle the matter.
While the mayor's message appears, on the surface to have a common sense resonance (ie: let's get it right out of there), do you believe this is a time when his view was too simplistic and may have been better off unsaid, or perhaps explored further prior to stepping in the sludge?
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