In response to "Huller will make 132 less safe" (Oct. 23, Letters): I can't agree more. The location of this hulling plant is irresponsible and criminally reckless.
How many people have died on this road? Eighty or 100? Is the convenience of having a plant on a major artery of the daily commute worth the death of one more person? What about the pain and suffering to the families of those killed? And we all know, someone will die whether the hulling plant pays for a traffic light or not. Highway 132 is one of the worst roads I have ever had to travel on a daily basis, and now there is to be even more big trucks added to the mix. Sheer greed wins over safety every time, I must assume.
It never ceases to amaze me when a group of people are willing to risk someone else's life or safety on an idea they say will be safe but they don't have to take the actual risk themselves. Shame, shame to all of you involved: Salida Hulling Association and the supervisors. The blood will be on your hands now.