National Geographic : 1985 Sep
faced with feeding 40 teenagers for three days af ter you have broken camp. Tom Colten Baton Rouge, Louisiana Hazardous Waste While reading your article on hazardous waste (March 1985), the chemical 2,4,5-T (Agent Or ange) rang a bell. Had I not seen those numbers somewhere before? Checking my over-the counter homeowner garden chemicals, I found those questionable numbers on a can of herbi cide. Knowing that 2,4,5-T is off the market, I can't help but wonder how much is still out there in someone's garage waiting to be sprayed on us. Fraser H. Kershaw State College, Pennsylvania Your herbicide is probably Silvex, a cousin of 2,4,5-T; both contain dioxin. Since some 90 per cent of all homeowners use pesticides, there are probably many old containerson garageshelves. Local EPA offices should know of disposalsites. Susquehanna Your March 1985 article stated that "at least 250,000 deer a year are taken." The April 1985 Pennsylvania Game News gives the official 1984 harvest as 140,180. Mark R. Montgomery Fairchance, Pennsylvania The Pennsylvania Game Commission suggested that we double the official reportednumber to get a realistic total, since hunters report only about halfthe deer actually killed. Explorer We want to thank you for making such fine tele vision viewing available; it is a pleasure to watch high-quality, varied, and interesting programs. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald W. Sandefer Paducah, Kentucky I am happy to hear about your EXPLORER pro gram, as it will bring truly worthwhile TV to more people. However, I am pained that I am not to be one of them. We do not have cable TV, and Nickelodeon is not even offered in San Antonio. Sandra Barnes Boerne, Texas Only cable, which is available to three-fourths of our U. S. members, offers the opportunity to pre sent a three-hourweekly video magazine. We are investigating ways, such as videocassettes, to make EXPLORER availableto those who do not get cable. And we are committed to continuing our Television Specials on Public Broadcasting. Lettersshould be addressedto Members Forum, National Geographic Magazine, Box 37448, Washington, D. C. 20013, and should include sender's address and telephone number. Not all letters can be used. Those that are will often be edited and excerpted.