If you're a retiree soon to be a buyer, buyer beware has some extra caution attached.
PA has an underground fire smoldering for two years now approaching a nuclear waste dump. Uranium waste was not always accounted for nor regulated for containment.
After a horrific winter, Northeast and Midwest boomers are coming in waves to seek warm weather in America’s Southeast. Homes in the cold Northeast and Midwest are being sold and, with cash in hand for many boomers, the search is on for a warm retirement location for their golden years.
Most guides to retirement rank places by cost-of-living, climate, cultural offerings or personal interests. Few offer any information on the environment. So before you decide where to invest, it is important to see how prospective communities have handled everything from massive, Chinese-owned pig farms in North Carolina, decaying H-Bomb plants in South Carolina and Tennessee, or antiquated coal fired power plants in Florida. Realtors and developers do not warn boomers about environmental threats lurking near their dream houses in the sunshine. They are either unaware or simply choose not to discuss these issues with their buyers. Continue reading Boomers’ Environment Guide for Retirement: The Lure of America’s Southeast
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Toxic waste is not always disclosed by realtors, especially to retirees with a 20 year expected life span and clusters taking at least 20 years to show in radiological diagnostics at oncology clinics. If you mention your grandkids might be playing in the fields or garden or creeks, they might warn you. Maybe teen Hazmat gear is available. Your water might be poison too, but the word is out on that. Toxic water and soil are now a known risk, CO detectors and radiation detectors are still a good idea, or use your passport. 3rd world countries will be cheaper, and now they might be safer.