Dear Editor:



 



In reference  to "Your" View editorial in the Feb. 5 edition of your paper; here is another



view of the reference you made to the Mercury Marine comment in that view. They were



never told they couldn't locate on the Blackwater, but when they were made aware of the



potential risks they would incur with their operation they wisely choose to go elsewhere.



As you know, the Blackwater River is free of industry and it flows down past the Yellow



River Preserve which is another very fine water system.



The Mercury Marine Operation was to be sited at a sensitive location on the river with



wetlands fronting their site and the river. As was described to the public, their operation



would require, multiple, daily, high speed boat excursions down the river and back, in the



development of their outboard engines. This, combined with the potential for



environmental issues at such a sensitive site from their every day industry operations,



were certainly major factors in their choice of a site location. Their decision was made



from a business point of view, not because of a "great public uproar." By seemingly very



few. How do a few make a great uproar? At least that is my view.



 



Ray Slingerland, Milton