Update Creedmoor Votes 4 to 1 not to support NBAF at tonights meeting. Two Towns in 2 nights against the NBAF. Somebody up there likes us.
Over the past couple of months local residents have voiced their concerns about the NBAF, time and time again. Our voices have either been suppressed or fallen on deaf ears. Last night the opponents of the NBAF got an early Christmas gift from some local Stem Commissioners. 4 to 1
The News and Observer piece takes a look at an opponent’s reality and the fact this is a regional issue. Birds, Deer and insects migrate. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to understand you can not control or contain nature. Think about it, the bird or deer that is in your backyard one week could be miles away in Durham or Raleigh the next.
Residents of nearby counties also should be concerned, said Matt Petrovick of Creedmoor.
Petrovick has spent countless hours researching the flight patterns and habits of birds in the area. He thinks the release of any pathogens from the lab could be picked up by the birds and spread throughout the Triangle. Direct contact isn’t necessary, Petrovick said. Birds inevitably will travel from the lab property to nearby Falls Lake, which provides drinking water to Raleigh.
Raleigh city officials have also asked Homeland Security about any effects the lab might have on Falls Lake, although contamination by birds was not among its concerns.
“If you really take the time to understand this, you can’t possibly support it,” said Joe Melamed, a doctor from Granville County who is a managing partner of Wake Radiology.