Western Massachusetts Has a Coke Problem

A Coca-Cola problem, that is. Fifth-grade humor aside, the local impact of the recently expanded Coca-Cola factory in Northampton is no laughing matter. The Coke factory produces a massive amount of sludge that can’t be poured into the Connecticut River (thank goodness), but has to be taken … somewhere … after it’s treated. And then someone has to pick up the tab. [Triple Pundit]