After some revelations about the condition of the aquifers below our lawns, we learn the water is not so clean and will need remediation to avoid illnesses and deaths. Of course, I believe new taxes will be needed, and some help from Northrop Grumman [“Park’s past probed,” News, April 23].

Hopefully soon, we will all start to think critically about how humans should live together on a finite planet. We might become skeptical and politically active to ensure a better environment for ourselves and our grandchildren.

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With such an awareness, it might even be possible to develop reverence and understanding about what it would take to produce a humane, sustainable country that exports knowledge and assistance to other peoples, rather than weapons and death. What a difference that would make!

Robert M. Goldberg, Jericho