Dear Department of Homeland Security,
Recently it has come to our attention that you are planning a test of inert Chemicals and Biological Simulant Materials at our sacred Chilocco Indian School site.
Our children go to school barely 1 mile away from Chilocco. We grow the crops in that area that feed our Nation. We live our lives in the community. There are Churches, an Elementary school, casinos, and many residential homes in very close proximity to Chilocco. We are extremely concerned about the effects that unknown testing can have on our groundwater and air quality. We are simply concerned about long term pollution. We have not one, but two major rivers that flow within a few miles from there. Thousands of people from our area and surrounding areas go to play right next door. This area may not seem very populated to you but this is our land, our water, our air, and our crops.
We are simply opposed to any plan of any testing of chemicals in this area. There is no way that you could possible know the long term effects that this may have on our community.
PLEASE, stop the testing. Save the lives of our children and grandchildren.
We hope this letter gets to you long before December 8th, 2017.