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Am I wrong? Wasn't it Sen "Nelly" Rivera-O'Reilly who not so long ago declared "Burn it!" during the debate over trash-to-energy?


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IMO, burn anything without roots or branches. Burn the construction debris. Save the mahogany, iron wood and any other exotic hardwoods. Chip the rest.

Compost would be a valuable soil additive. But it's a process that requires the addition of nitrogen, regular turning of the piles and maintaining moisture in the piles.

Maybe we could get back to being, the bread basket of the Caribbean?'

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Like everything else, it comes down to $.
I haven't heard any Senators come up with a way to pay for their alternatives to burning.

With so many other more critically important post-hurricane things needing to be done, why are they wasting time debating this issue?

How about repairing the Hospitol, the roads, the port, communications/internet access, ect...

For once... I agree with the governor, if the Fed's are willing to pay for the burning of it, let them do it. Debris is still piled up in every neighborhood, let's get this cleaned up as fast and as inexpensively as possible. Once the Fed's pull out, nothing will get done because the local government is bankrupt.

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My God, why isn't it being burned already? We are creating giant rat hotels. Compost takes years, especially with a heavy cellulose base. There is sadly no way to separate wood at this point either. Mulch is great for erosion control and weed suppression in need but with the resorts on STT down over a year who will use all the mulch?

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Burn it. The people who run this place are so f**king stupid.

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