Japaneese Knotweed In Salad ?

 

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May 20, 2012

Japaneese Knotweed In Salad ? Not Sure About That

Caught a news program on WNEP 16.  Some cafe up the line along the Susquhenna River was using all local, natural ingredients in there food.

They had a salad where they used young shoots of Japaneese Knotweed that came from the banks of the Susquehanna river.  Eeeeew.  Maybe if  I was stuck on Survivor Island.

Japaneese Knotweed is an invasive plant, like Bamboo.  It looks like Bamboo.  We used to burn the stalks of it down the river in the winter to get a fire going quick. 

Anyway, at least in the Wyoming Valley the Susquehanna river is not clean ... has a lot of sewers emptying into it.   On rescue diver gave an interview and he said he decontaminated his dive suit and equipment with a solution of bleach and water.  Then he took antibiotics for 5 days after a dive.

So I would not want ot eat a plant that was in the river.









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From 1981 CONRAIL Timetable :

WILKES-BARRE SECONDARY TRACK
      (Lehigh Division)

3.9    CENTRAL SCRAP IRON  1    
2.5    FRANKLIN CROSSING   1
1.3    ASHLEY              1
174.0  FRANKLIN JCT (Connction to 
       Franklin Ind Track
	   
171.6  SOUTH WILKES-BARRE
175.9  DANA ST. WILKES-BARRE
176.0  WILKES-BARRE
177.2  NORTH WILKES-BARRE
178.3  SHAFER  2
180.3  PLAINSVILLE
185.5  PITTSTON JCT (Connection to Lehigh 
       Main Line - Connection to
	   Taylor Secondary Track) 2
 
The direction from Central Scrap Iron to 
Pittston Jct is westward.
Track Controlled by Train Dispatcher,
Bethlehem 


Note 1 - Distance From Franklin Junction 
Note 2 - Westward Trains must not pass Shafer 
or Pittston Lumber Switch MP 185.0 without 
authority of Train Dispatcher, Bethlehem

(At this point in time, the Lehigh Line has not
been downgraded to Secondary line status)