July 10, 2008 The Philadelphia Inquirer
Remember the Khian Sea? The cargo ship, dubbed the Flying Dutchman of Debris, spent 14 months in the 1980s sailing the globe with 14,000 tons of Philadelphia’s toxic incinerator dust in search of a landfill.
Know what’s like the Khian Sea? Philadelphia’s proposed casinos. The big boxes of slots keep moving in search of a final resting place.
Turns out citizens don’t want them in their neighborhood. Which is a problem because Philadelphia, you may have noticed, is a city of neighborhoods. Local and state representatives, who like to get reelected, are fighting the current locations.