Letter: Another reason to not like fireworks



Again this year, fireworks will be spreading toxic heavy metals and chemicals into our yards and homes, polluting streams and groundwater, terrorizing animals and causing nights of noise stress to everyone.

We know that the Tsarnaev brothers allegedly used common fireworks just like the ones sold in Clark County to construct the Boston Marathon bombs. Their bombs were relatively small compared to others that can be made with fireworks, and the recipes to construct these and more powerful bombs are easy to find on the Internet.

Copycat crimes are well-known; Vancouver and Clark County could be seen as aiding terrorists by providing easily obtainable materials of mass destruction. It is not difficult to take firework components that create small explosions and turn them into large-scale implements of terror and death.

Rik Roberts