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Can you name the location?
Is this the Adams land fill??


What was the Year?
1973

Can you name any of the people?
Daniel Johnson

Can you name the location?
Williamstown Public School


Can you name any of the people?
ray cimonetti operating a 175B loader

Can you name the location?
North Adams landfill


Comments...
Why not call it a dump. As I recall, the factories around town burned that cheap old coal and the ashes were dumped in a few places other than the "Landfill". I lived on Gallup St. and the Hoosac Cotton Mill dumped their coal ash there and the underground fires burned for years and the sulfuric smoke that came up through the large cracks in the earth smelled real bad. We had no trash pick up so all the waste from people around was also dumped there. We had only garbage pick up then and folks that had piggaries picked that up. The N. A. fire depaartment often came and ran water into the ground to try and kill the burning and when they hit a hot spot it would send a clo8ud ofd smoke and debris high into thee air and you could hear the explosive sound like a mini earthquake. The smoke you see was from the same cause.


Comments...
DUMPING BAD THINGS FROM THE MILLS AND SPRAGUES ALL OVER NORTH ADAMS WAS A HORRBILE THING...NO WONDER MANY OF US HAVE AWFUL DISEASE!


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