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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:34 PM

EPA allowed waste injection that polluted at least 100 aquifers


A view of the dry bed of the E.V. Spence Reservoir in Robert Lee, Texas, in October 2011. Records show that environmental officials have granted more than 50 aquifer exemptions for waste disposal and uranium mining in the drought-stricken state. (Calle Richmond/Reuters)

Federal officials have given energy and mining companies permission to pollute aquifers in more than 1,500 places across the country, releasing toxic material into underground reservoirs that help supply more than half of the nation's drinking water.

In many cases, the Environmental Protection Agency has granted these so-called aquifer exemptions in Western states now stricken by drought and increasingly desperate for water.

EPA records show that portions of at least 100 drinking water aquifers have been written off because exemptions have allowed them to be used as dumping grounds.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:45 PM

1. Forget 7 generations, our society can't think ahead 7 years

This, like somany other things, makes me furious. Activists can't shine spot lights continually on every abuse conceivable, the system is supposed to work some of the time. The EPA under Republican administrations is almost useless, and it is getting to be undependable under Demoratic ones also.

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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 04:49 PM

2. What the hell is going on in this country

Anyone in the EPA that allowed this to happen should be arrested and jailed

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Dec 12, 2012, 05:42 PM

3. TPTB might be doing this for a good reason

 

So you die of thirst before you die of suffocation (when the rate of Climate Change goes logarithmic)

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