Vail Daily letter: Leaving fireworks cleanup to kids?
July 13, 2010
Just wondering whose idea it was to have elementary school-age children clean up after the fireworks company left debris strewn all over Nottingham Park west of the lake.
A quick Internet search of the ingredients of fireworks produced this: potassium nitrate, aluminum powder, potassium perchlorate, magnalium, charcoal and sulfur.
These kids don’t have gloves or face masks, and these substances are certainly toxic and caustic.
How long has this been happening? Are the parents aware? Why doesn’t the fireworks company have to clean this mess up?