Remove tire shreds from Taos Parks
  • Petitioned Town of Taos NM town council

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Town of Taos NM town council

Remove tire shreds from Taos Parks

    1. Jake Weil
    2. Petition by

      Jake Weil

      El prado, NM

Tire shreds come from toxic tires. There is a reason that you can't just throw tires in the trash, it's not safe. The town of Taos has decided to install these same tires in our parks in lieu of non toxic wood chips or gravel. This decision was not made with proper research and consulting the citizens of Taos. After researching the matter we stand opposed to tire shreds in our parks because of potential risks of off gassing, ingestion, damage to our environment, etc. We, the undersigned, pledge to protect our children and families from dangerous toxins. We ask the Town of Taos to remove shredded crumb rubber from all of the Town's playgrounds and promise to never use it where children are playing. Crumb rubber can be dangerous to our children and families if inhaled or ingested, and can interfere with local wildlife. No study exists that has proven this material safe over time in a high-altitude, high-sun environment.

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      • about 2 years ago

      Our 18 month old daughter loves the park but we have not taken her since the tire crumbs were installed because we worry that it is unhealthy. At her age everything goes in the mouth. Sure I had to watch her closely with the gravel but if a piece made it in to her mouth I did not have to worry about toxicity. I checked it out once earlier this winter and again on one of the recent really warm and sunny days and with the sun on it the smell was disturbing.

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    • April Dunbar EL PRADO, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      Because the tires are toxic, and when the weather gets 85 to 90 degress things are gonna be extremely hot and smelly and horrible

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    • Bernestine Singley DUNCANVILLE, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      I've seen kids wallowing in the tire shreds at KCP and I cringe every time I pass by them. They deserve better. We must do better.

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    • Barbara Scott TAOS, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      I walk past the playground every day and the stench makes me ill. I feel so sorry for the little children who have no place to play but in a toxic dump. Surely we can do better than this!

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    • Paula Solfest RANCHOS, NM
      • about 2 years ago

      Those tires are off gassing toxic fumes!

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