Why They Do It
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 93 13:25:52 PST
Subject: Why They Do It
From: Rich Lague <email@example.com>
"At the Smithsonian, a Homely Artifact." Washington Post, 16 November, A19.
The American Chemical Society (described by Guy Gugliotta as a society
"composed of 145,000 Americans who mix things in a test tube for a living")
has designated the "bakelizer", the device used to create bakelite, the
first plastic, as the "First National Historic Chemical Landmark". Love
Canal has been suggested as a future National Historic Chemical Landmark,
but Gugliotta says that "there is no reason to fear that companies will get
into serious pollution just to become a chemical landmark."
© 1993 Peter Langston