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Sun May 26, 2019, 09:15 AM

EPA wants to triple the rocket fuel chemical allowed in drinking water

https://thinkprogress.org/epa-rocket-fuel-chemical-drinking-water-e6ee56c9ee13/

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Reply EPA wants to triple the rocket fuel chemical allowed in drinking water (Original post)
samplegirl May 26 OP
MyOwnPeace May 26 #1
samplegirl May 26 #4
dalton99a May 26 #2
N_E_1 for Tennis May 26 #3
madinmaryland May 27 #10
Igel May 26 #5
ck4829 May 26 #6
superpatriotman May 26 #7
Mc Mike May 27 #8
Captain Stern May 27 #9

Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:18 AM

1. So, under this "Mis-Administration"

just exactly what is it that the EPA is "Protecting" us from?

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #1)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:46 AM

4. It sickens me to

think my grandchildren will soon not even have safe drinking water!

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:18 AM

2. P in EPA stands for Poison

Murdering Americans by poisoning their environment




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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 09:44 AM

3. Don't drink the water warning updated...

ďDonít drink the water...Donít fart and smoke.

Reminds me of this comedic tale of two men...



Ole and Sven were drinking buddies who worked as aircraft mechanics in Minneapolis and one day the airport was fogged in and they

were stuck in the hangar with nothing to do.

Ole said, "I vish ve had somethin ta drink!"

Sven says, "Me too. Y'know, I hear ya can drink dat jet fuel and get a buzz. Ya vanna try it?"

So they pour themselves a couple of glasses of high octane hooch and got completely smashed.

Next morning Ole woke up and is surprised at how good he feels. In fact he feels GREAT! NO hangover! NO bad side effects. Nothing!

The phone rang. It was Sven who asks "How iss you feelin dis mornin?"

Ole says, "I feel great. How bout you?"

Sven says, "I feel great, too. Ya don't have no hangover?"

Ole says, "No dat jet fuel iss great stuff -- no hangover, nothin. Ve oughta do dis more often."

Sven agreed."Yeah, vell, but dere's yust vun ting."

Ole asked, "Vat's dat?"

Sven questioned, "Haff you farted yet?"

Ole stopped to think. "No "

"Vell, DON'T, 'cause I'm in Iowa

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #3)

Mon May 27, 2019, 10:36 AM

10. LOL! 😂

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:46 PM

5. The TP link

itself says that the current limits are "advisory."

Right now there is no upper limit that's "dis-allowed", at least by the EPA. According to ThinkProgress.

There's also the question as to the origin of the perchlorate. In many instances, it's man-made. In others, it's naturally occurring--that doesn't make it safe, but does change the argument from, "Look at these lobbyists, industrialists, and evil government installations trying to excuse their polluting ways" to "Look--some of the higher levels are from industrial or government sources, but others are from good ol' Mother Nature. Hmm-hmm, natural is great!" (Or perhaps not so great, since smallpox and polio are also natural and "organic". But hey, I was a chemistry major at one point in my life. But the label "natural" is not necessarily a positive thing.)

I still find darkly amusing that older attempts to check for life on Mars by looking for organics produced by volatilization of whatever's in Martian soil samples were undermined by the fact that perchlorate, a very strong oxidizing agent, is naturally occurring in Martian soil, and would have resulted in most organics being sensed as atmospheric CO2 levels.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 04:48 PM

6. "Public comment"? I want a demonstration, an EPA official should drink what they want to make OK

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Sun May 26, 2019, 05:12 PM

7. How much to get this done?

How many millions and given to whom?

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 07:10 AM

8. Fracking chemical.

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Response to samplegirl (Original post)

Mon May 27, 2019, 07:43 AM

9. No, they don't. At least not according to the article.

There is currently no limit at all on the chemical in question. None.

Now, they are proposing one. It's three times higher than what they previously advised that it should be, but it's still a limit.

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