The problem was PCBs which came from nearby General Electric plants which used them as insulation because they wouldn’t burn easily. The Environmental Protection Agency expected to remove 2.65 million cubic yards of sediment, at an estimated cost of $500 million.
But no matter what they did, the people who live along the river were not going to be pleased. Some felt that they should just leave the PCBs where they were, that everyone would be safer if they just left it alone. Others said the only way to clean it up is to dredge the river bottom, and haul off the contaminated muck.
When it comes to uncovering sinful habits and attitudes, some of us feel that the best thing is to just leave it alone. Don't dredge it up, they say; pretend that the problems don't exist, and everything will be all right.
Others realize that the only way to effectively deal with the problem of sin is to root it out.
The Bible calls this confession and repentance. Think about it: what "toxins" are in your "river"?
--Rocky Henriques, www.uticabc.com