Editor's note: This is an open letter to Dr. Muhammad Q. Zamen, an air quality specialist at DEP.
Dr. Mr. Zamen,
I am a fourth-grader at Baugher Elementary School in Milton. I don't want there to be a tire burning plant in our community. There will be a lot of poisonous things coming out of the plant and they will make people very, very sick. Especially the teachers and children at White Deer Elementary.
The polluted air would give people problems with cancer, lung disease and asthma. Human lungs are very fragile and need clean air. I have 2 classmates with asthma.
That kind of polluted air would be very bad for them.
In conclusiomn, I ask that you don't build a tire birner in our area. Thank you for protecting us and the air we breathe.
Rachel Schade, Milton