Skip to comments.BP Spill Sickens People; What Thoreau Tells About Global Warming (The planet will kill you - NOW!)
Posted on 04/21/2012 6:38:56 PM PDT by Libloather
BP Spill Sickens People; What Thoreau Tells About Global Warming
By Dino Grandoni | The Atlantic Wire Thu, Apr 19, 2012
USA Today on the EPA's failure with cleaning up smelting sites Oil spills certainly aren't the only way to create a health crisis. USA Today offers an investigation into the government turning a blind eye toward old smelting sites, which can (and do) give folks living nearby lead poisoning. Until the 1970s and 1980s, factories processing lead spewed out plumes of smokes laden with the toxic metal that accumulated in nearby soils. The problem today, according to the investigation, is that the Environmental Protection Agency has failed to identify old smelting plants and failed in cleaning up the ones it knew of. "People who live nearby sometimes directly on top of old smelters were not warned, left unaware in many cases of the factories' existence and the dangers that remain. Instead, they bought and sold homes and let their children play in contaminated yards."
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Dino needs to take a chill pill.
Buried industrial waste can be an issue.
Yep, the MSM geniuses continue to amaze....
Yeah, when the EPA digs it back up.
What a bunch of enviro-propaganda.
I live 2 blocks from the beach in Miss.
It will be a shock and surprise to the thousands of people swimming the last couple of weeks that the water is dirty.
So is drinking gasoline. Don’t do it.
I’ve done it ( a siphon start gone bad - it gives one gas - heh, heh, heh) and still survive to this day. Different from living on a toxic waste dump for years.
Still shaking the oil corps down. Wonder if Jesse Jackson has made his visit.
I don’t think that Conservatives have a problem with necessary laws to protect the environment. We don’t make it a religion and use common sense. We, by nature, are Conservative and that also means with the environment. Republicans started the first National Parks. It is interesting that when Conservative groups gather they leave everything clean and these “earthers” leave everything a filthy mess. At the bottom of things one would most likely find the true offenders are “liberals”.