Our Opinion: Use Surveillance Tools to Record and Prosecute Luzerne County’s Illegal Trash Dumpers

March 15, 2015 Times Leader
PEC in the News

Would it be a good idea …

… for communities in Luzerne County to borrow surveillance equipment intended to help catch people in the act of illegally dumping trash?

Ugly heaps – often containing old appliances, truck tires, construction debris and other junk – dot too many landscapes in the county, including certain stream banks and wetlands. Statewide, the Keep America Beautiful affiliate has tallied 6,500 makeshift garbage dumps where scofflaws routinely deposit debris, spoiling the scenery and potentially poisoning the soil and water…

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