Dear Mr. Melvin (Doc) Shelton.
I would like to answer some of your questions you asked in the Star-Tribune in the Feb. 11, 2009, Letters to the Editor.
You apparently don't know anything about mining and milling of uranium, you just worked with the finished product.
Both of these things can harm and kill humans, animals, fish, birds, and any living things.
When you stated God created heaven and earth and everything on it, you told the truth.
He created man and woman and gave them a brain, so that they could think.
He created thorns and man found out they hurt him if touched. So he used his brain to stay away.
He created cliffs, but man knew he could be hurt or killed if he jumped or fell.
God did create uranium and he put it in a safe place where it could not harm all of his creations.
You gave us a quote from the Bible; now let me give you one. Timothy, Chapter 6, Verse 9 and 10: "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves though with many sorrows."
Mr. Shelton, we the people are not jealous of Mr. Coles and others owning the property.
We just love God's creation and want to save it.
So use your God-given brains people and put a stop to this uranium issue.
Allen E. Gross