Saturday, August 8, 2015

What Would Happen If "You" or "Your" Company Dumped A Million Gallons Of Toxic Waste Into A River?



  Probably this:



 

 
DURANGO — A spill that sent 1 million gallons of wastewater from an abandoned mine into the Animas River, turning the river orange, set off warnings Thursday that contaminants threaten water quality for those downstream.
The Environmental Protection Agency confirmed it triggered the spill while using heavy machinery to investigate pollutants at the Gold King Mine, north of Silverton.
Health and environmental officials are evaluating the river as it flows through San Juan and La Plata counties. They said the wastewater contained zinc, iron, copper and other heavy metals, prompting the EPA to warn agricultural users to shut off water intakes along the river and law officials to close the river to recreational users. 

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What do you think will happen to the buffoons that caused it?



 

16 comments:

  1. It will be most interesting to see how the EPA backpedals, sidesteps, skirts, pussyfoots, shirks, weasels, evades, fudges, shakes off their responsibility. If they fine themselves, who gets the money? If they don't pay, who goes to the big house?

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  2. Got a real nice pic from my brother this morning. The Animas flows directly through our family property. He said it hit yesterday at about 6 and its moving slooooow. I just have a feeling that .gov will be in testing water and telling everyone that there's no dangerous chemicals...and they'll stick to that story until everyone there is dead and the land is completely worthless.

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  3. EPA: Environmental Pollution Agency

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  4. What do you think will happen to the buffoons that caused it?

    Same as the answer to the question in the song, "War": Absolutely nothing.

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  5. I noticed that once again the word "unexpected" was used in another article about this fiasco. That's .gov code for we or one of our employees fvcked up but there's nothing to see here.

    If this was done by a company in the private sector, their balls would have already been nailed to the wall and a new regulation would be imposed for...Something.

    "EPA accidentally releases water" would read "Careless actions by *insert name of major corporation here* resulted in the polluting of one of our precious natural resources. We will investigate and determine what needs to be done so this doesn't happen again, the people responsible will be held accountable and fined heavily (so we can pad the .gov bank accounts that are lacking because we spend too much and need every penny we can get our hands on so it looks like we're being responsible)." The fraud in chief will make sure he burns a couple, few, maybe ten thousand gallons of jet fuel as he visits the site to talk about how important it is to protect our environment and that this spill is a dire situation which may result in the extinction of *insert random fictional name of some type of marine life that no one has ever heard of here*. Then he'll fly away to do some campaigning and maybe get a couple dozen holes of golf in before taking a break in the Bahamas with the Wookie and his two spoiled brats.

    In this administration, the dickhead(s) responsible will probably get a raise but worse case scenario, they get a finger sternly wagged at them before business as usual continues.

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  6. More farmland and river access confiscated by the government because of a planned contamination.

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  7. That's an easy question. They'll be promoted, since that's much easier than firing them, or hanging them at sunrise.

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  8. Here's the real weird shit. Some guy wrote a letter to the editor at the Durango Colorado newspaper when the EPA first took over the mine, and he predicted something completely fucked up was going to happen so the EPA could justify putting a water treatment plant in near Silverton. So now, was this an accident, or did the entire southwestern united States just get poisoned to justify a fucking treatment plant. Don't forget, the Animas flows to the San Juan, the San Juan to Lake Powell, Lake Powell goes to Lake Meade and lake havasu. Bon , fuckers. Lead, iron and arsenic ain't exactly what you wanna drink or water your crops with.

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  9. Here's the real weird shit. Some guy wrote a letter to the editor at the Durango Colorado newspaper when the EPA first took over the mine, and he predicted something completely fucked up was going to happen so the EPA could justify putting a water treatment plant in near Silverton. So now, was this an accident, or did the entire southwestern united States just get poisoned to justify a fucking treatment plant. Don't forget, the Animas flows to the San Juan, the San Juan to Lake Powell, Lake Powell goes to Lake Meade and lake havasu. Bon , fuckers. Lead, iron and arsenic ain't exactly what you wanna drink or water your crops with.

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  10. Here's the real weird shit. Some guy wrote a letter to the editor at the Durango Colorado newspaper when the EPA first took over the mine, and he predicted something completely fucked up was going to happen so the EPA could justify putting a water treatment plant in near Silverton. So now, was this an accident, or did the entire southwestern united States just get poisoned to justify a fucking treatment plant. Don't forget, the Animas flows to the San Juan, the San Juan to Lake Powell, Lake Powell goes to Lake Meade and lake havasu. Bon , fuckers. Lead, iron and arsenic ain't exactly what you wanna drink or water your crops with.

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    1. Hi BB. Do you have a link to that editorial?

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    2. Irish, I don't have a direct link from the paper but here's a screen shot from the paper that someone posted.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a4ac681935fb990e43310ea2d1536d55afc2b40bd7765c284bd18b726637e7a.jpg

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  11. If this was a private sector entity, there would be headlines, the teleprompter in chief would have made a special trip out there to talk about holding companies accountable for this sort of thing, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    Instead, *crickets*.

    You see, that's because government agencies are all for the public good and this is just an unfortunate "unexpected" event that will be thoroughly investigated for say, two years and they still won't be able to draw a conclusion on who is responsible.

    Not unlike windmills that kill birds on a regular basis, "It's okay when we do it because we are the good guys, not some eeevil corporation".

    The EPA, Department of Education, Department of Energy, FDA and Health and Human Services, among others are a corrupt, incompetent, useless pile of horse manure.

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    1. I just read it might be up around 3 million gallons.

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  12. Turns out it was closer to 3 million gallons. I guess they wanted to start of with the ol' soft sell.

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