A small-town Alabama mayor publicly exposed how New York City rids itself of human excrement by shipping “poop trains” to rural, flyover country.
NYC ships the waste by rail to numerous, cheap landfills across the country because apparently the high environmental fees and business costs prevent use of local landfills.
But unfortunately for residents near these landfills, some of which are thousands of miles away, the sh*t sits on train cars for days before landfill crews can empty them.
“Other towns and cities have been fighting this material in their towns for years,” said Parrish, Ala., Mayor Heather Hall. “While what happened in Parrish was, to our understanding, an unprecedented event, there are still small towns like Parrish fighting this situation on a smaller scale.”
Mayor Hill brought it to public attention after one “poop train” was left near her city for over two months before it was emptied, causing a stench so bad that it forced the railroad to hire more truck drivers to remove the waste.
The story is a microcosm of how large, liberal cities are so badly managed that they pass on their problems – and often their residents – to rural America.
Case in point, the cost of living is so high in San Francisco now that residents are fleeing to Tennessee of all places.
“San Jose real estate agent Sandy Jamison has even drawn up a marketing flyer for the top five reasons people leave the Bay Area: high taxes, cost of living, quality of life from traffic to homelessness, politics and high housing prices,” reported the East Bay Times.
Even entire Bay Area companies are moving to Nashville because the cost of doing business is so much lower in a red state.