OWS park 'a Walmart for rats' says health official

It's not too hard to keep an area relatively clean so that bacteria and pests don't make it a smorgasbord. Most of us who've been camping a few days know how important it is to police the grounds, put garbage in proper receptacles, and make sure that food is stored to prevent spoilage. These small but vital chores seem to be beyond the abilities of the OWS protestors who would apparently prefer smoking dope and making meaningless gestures than keeping their camp clean. New York Post: Close this pigpen! Filth-ridden Zuccotti Park is a breeding ground for bacterial infection loaded with potential health-code violations that pose a major risk to the public, an expert who inspected the area warned. "It's like Walmart for rats,'' Wayne Yon, an expert on city health regulations, said yesterday. "There's a lack of sanitation, a lack of controls for hot and cold water," Yon said. He saw at least 15 violations of the city's health code -- the type that would easily shut down a food...(Read Full Post)