Eden, Vermont is one of the main boy scout camps around the country for summer adventures. This summer, however, it will be closed due to the fact that it is located near an asbestos mine in a contaminated area.
The EPA told the scouts that there is a dangerous level of asbestos in the area of the Mount Norris Scout Reservation. This obviously raises concerns for parents who have sent scouts to the area for years.
Last year, my boys were part of the group who went to the Goshen camp in Virginia without being told that there was an e-coli outbreak, here. Some of the parents and scouts became sick and (despite the fact that I am a scout leader) I am very disappointed in the way that the organization handled the matter.
There remains considerable question over the state’s failure to address the fact that an asbestos mine was next to a camping area. Even a closed mine is considered potentially harmful without proper testing and containment.
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