Toxic Pesticide Exposure Defense Fund

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I fully understand the Swartz's concern about the spraying of the adjacent orchards. We were invited for an outdoor BBQ over one summer and were forced to go inside after a tractor came through spraying the orchard. There was a distinct smell in the air of whatever was being sprayed and I would have to assume that the weather conditions for spraying were not ideal as the drift came our way.

Nick Antonow

Backed with $50.00 On Jan 30, 2016

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I hope this goes miles and miles toward helping the health of the community in Califon, NJ!

Daniel Swartz

Backed with $50.00 On Jan 26, 2016

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Why would a farmer want to build next to existing homes knowing he would endanger the community? Why would the town allow it? Why would the DEP allow it? Assuming the town and DEP did not know the danger at first, what stopped them from taking action when they did know? These questions need to be answered.

Guest Donor

Backed with $20.00 On Jan 16, 2016

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Anonymous

Backed with $50.00 On Jan 15, 2016

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Guest Donor

Backed On Jan 11, 2016 Amount Hidden

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This is an outrage! The very authorities and agencies that are paid by our tax $$$ are allowing the orchard to continue spraying toxic chemicals and are not enforcing the directives of the settlement that they composed; furthermore, Melicks Orchard is not complying with those directives. Laws are in place to insure the health and well being of the community, why doesn't the orchard have to follow them?

Carole Brucato

Backed On Jan 10, 2016 Amount Hidden

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Pesticides are hazardous and highly volatile, likely to drift and linked to a wide range of health impacts, including cancer. Thus, it must be fully regulated by the state in residential areas. The state must provide the basis for critical new rules for use of pesticide fumigants, and any neighbor’s right to know their rights and the full extent of any regulations governing its use in residential areas.

Samir Issa

Backed with $20.00 On Dec 24, 2015

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Brian Quenstedt

Backed with $50.00 On Dec 24, 2015

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This is a David and Goliath story. "David had no armor, no experience, no equipment, he was not battle tested, nor was he trained. The one thing he had that Goliath also had was confidence. The huge difference was that his confidence was in his God, and not in his own strength." Bill Swartz is just one man. He has used every outlet available to a citizen of these United States to solve this problem on his own. Law is being broken by Melick's Orchard. People, air and water are being poisoned. The NJDEP refuses to act and stop the spraying of illegal and dangerous pesticides. They refuse to stop this lawlessness, and protect these citizens. Bill Swartz cares about the health of the citizens of Califon and the health of the environment. I am proud to help fund his fight. Lori Milks

Lori Milks

Backed with $50.00 On Dec 21, 2015

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We have visited Bill's house and know that the orchard borders his property and other residential properties. We are always concerned about pesticide exposure that this community experiences and we experience when we visit.

Glenn Swartz

Backed with $20.00 On Dec 21, 2015

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