No one’s was health was harmed by the improper waste disposal at Love Canal. Health claims are all junk science-fueled hype, myth, hysteria.
Greenwire reports on a podcast by ex-EPA chief Lisa Jackson’s (aka Richard Windsor):
It took tales of the hazardous waste at New York’s Love Canal and the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina to cement Lisa Jackson’s interest in environmental engineering, but her desire for public service stretched back to watching her father deliver the mail, she revealed recently.
“I remember that feeling of real responsibility, of really having a role in that community … and that feeling of community service really stuck with me,” the former U.S. EPA administrator recalled in an appearance as part of The Moth storytelling series.
The story was recorded in New York City last year before Jackson resigned as head of the agency and was released on a roughly 12-minute podcast this week.
In her story, Jackson — now vice president of environmental initiatives at Apple Inc. — details her rise from a childhood in New Orleans to the top spot at EPA. Jackson attended Tulane University to focus on engineering and pre-medical studies because of her family’s desire for her to be a doctor but soon focused on chemical engineering after seeing the health problems at the Love Canal hazardous waste site.
“If a chemical engineer … can make the processes that make all this goop, then it’s going to be a chemical engineer that figures out a way to clean it up,” she recalled.