I think most people think the junk is dumped there to get rid of it, but that's not at all what it's for.
Plus in WWII much of the area was used to train troops and test experimental things of unknown types. You could get bit!
The reason they told us not to swim in the Occoquan is that it is a water reservoir and they didn't want human feces in it.
My bad on the newyear - I misread what the Coptic church website was telling me.
So has the mob been directed against the Coptics in Egypt yet? So far they still seem to be rioting outside our embassy. No doubt as there are much fewer Copts to kill in Libya and Yemen they will go on letting their state run media say it was an American/Israeli - until and unless it suited their purposes to do otherwise.