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St. Lawrence may stoke burn barrel campaign

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The St. Lawrence County planning office is asking for $20,000 to continue its campaign against burn barrels and other forms of outdoor garbage burning. It recently completed a two-year campaign that included roadside billboards, bumper stickers, and public service announcements. The EPA says outdoor trash burning is the number one source of dioxin in America today. Dioxin is a highly toxic chemical that can cause cancer, neurological disorders, and many other health problems. Jon Montan has been spearheading the no-burning campaign for St. Lawrence County. He told David Sommerstein burn barrels are a persistent problem, but his efforts are working.

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