Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Kiddies + Toxic Waste Dump = Soccer Field?

If these kids grow third hands, I blame the EPA.

Thanks to a binational partnership between the US and Mexico, little tykes in Tijuana now have a brand new soccer field. A field right on top of a giant toxic waste dump.

Seems a US owned lead smelter used Mexico as an illegal toxic dump in the 1980s. Shocking, I know, but they made movies about this...movies called Men at Work. The dump was discovered in the early 1990s.

Now, thanks to the wonders of concrete, the waste is now entombed in the hard stuff. And, the playing fields are painted onto the flat surface.

Call me a skeptic, but I don't think soccer was intended to be played on concrete.

1 comment:

Nathaniel said...

At least they'll be able to play at night with that special "glowing" ball....