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(Watertown Daily Times)   New York sewage company to begin treating local water supply to remove mercury released by mining operations. Subby's sure he read something like this in an Hg Wells short story years ago   (watertowndailytimes.com) divider line 127
    More: Interesting, mining, water supply, New York, short story, sewage, sewage treatment, Covalent Energy Corp., city managers  
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2010-01-05 02:30:31 PM  
Oh yeah.
That's what they WANT you to think.
 
2010-01-05 02:37:49 PM  
+1
 
2010-01-05 02:39:21 PM  
tip the veal.
 
2010-01-05 02:40:21 PM  
According to a friend of mine who used to build such things, you put the water in a pond full of hyacinths.

\\\ Low tech works best sometimes.
 
2010-01-05 02:40:47 PM  
B b but our mining techniques are perfectly safe.

/works and soon will live, in W Virginia.
 
2010-01-05 02:41:06 PM  
Quick! Silver medal for subby.
 
2010-01-05 02:41:28 PM  
Heh. Pb&j sandwich for the subby.
 
2010-01-05 02:43:25 PM  
TheyCallThisWork: Quick! Silver medal for subby.

I argently second the motion.

/ardently
 
2010-01-05 02:43:40 PM  
that was quick, silver.
 
2010-01-05 02:43:40 PM  
olddinosaur: According to a friend of mine who used to build such things, you put the water in a pond full of hyacinths.

\\\ Low tech works best sometimes.


Not so great if the water hyacinths get out into natural waterways, though. The Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta is clogged with the damned things.
 
2010-01-05 02:46:04 PM  
MaudlinMutantMollusk: Not so great if the water hyacinths get out into natural waterways, though. The Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta is clogged with the damned things.

Hyacinths? That must make it difficult to be keeping up appearances.
 
2010-01-05 02:46:47 PM  
grooooan!
 
2010-01-05 02:47:01 PM  
TheyCallThisWork: Quick! Silver medalmetal for subby.
 
2010-01-05 02:47:22 PM  
i134.photobucket.com

I have no idea what this is about. I just think this is halarious.
 
2010-01-05 02:47:31 PM  
The way he described it, you put the water in a zig-zag artificial trough, then harvest the flowers, burn them I guess, and salvage the chemicals from the residue.

Rice also cleans impurities out of water, the more you irrigate the cleaner the water.

Plus the more rice you have.
 
2010-01-05 02:48:02 PM  
I was told that mines were good for the environment.

Is this not true?
 
2010-01-05 02:48:24 PM  
Clean coal technology at work
 
2010-01-05 02:50:53 PM  
I am in Au of this headline.
 
2010-01-05 02:50:57 PM  
snort...nice one
 
2010-01-05 02:51:23 PM  
FTA: "Because laws do not require companies to disclose the chemicals used in the drilling process, it is unclear exactly what chemicals are being used at the site.

Many companies, however, use chemicals including hydrochloric acid, dimethylformamide, petroleum distillate, ammonium bisulfite and ethylene glycol. Other naturally occurring substances such as arsenic and mercury could be released into the water, according to a report on the mining process provided on DEC's Web site."


You have got to be kidding me.
 
2010-01-05 02:53:20 PM  
The process, known as hydro-fracking,

My wife and I enjoy doing this in our pool.
 
2010-01-05 02:53:39 PM  
Oh, bravo. Well played, sir.
 
spr
2010-01-05 02:53:45 PM  
But its still ok to inject it, right?
 
2010-01-05 02:55:07 PM  
img521.imageshack.us
 
2010-01-05 02:55:29 PM  
stuhayes2010: B b but our mining techniques are perfectly safe.

/works and soon will live, in W Virginia.


I feel for you and your family.
 
2010-01-05 02:55:42 PM  
MrSteve007: FTA: "Because laws do not require companies to disclose the chemicals used in the drilling process, it is unclear exactly what chemicals are being used at the site.

Many companies, however, use chemicals including hydrochloric acid, dimethylformamide, petroleum distillate, ammonium bisulfite and ethylene glycol. Other naturally occurring substances such as arsenic and mercury could be released into the water, according to a report on the mining process provided on DEC's Web site."

You have got to be kidding me.


I wonder how many millions in bribes campaign contributions are involved to allow these scum to dump undisclosed poisons like this?

Lobbying by corporations should be illegal, but the corrupt suits just love their farkin' money too much to do anything about it.
 
2010-01-05 02:55:54 PM  
numbone: The process, known as hydro-fracking,

My wife and I enjoy doing this in our pool.


I lol'ed.
 
2010-01-05 02:57:27 PM  
Did the mercury come from Miller Tool and Die?

I watch the metal rusting
I watch the time go by

I spent a week there one afternoon

Those are the hints people.
 
2010-01-05 02:57:55 PM  
kuws.fm
R.I.P. Freddie Mercury
 
2010-01-05 03:01:56 PM  
Here's a really radicall idea.
How about we only put water in our rivers, ponds, lakes?
 
2010-01-05 03:03:13 PM  
docmattic: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Not so great if the water hyacinths get out into natural waterways, though. The Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta is clogged with the damned things.

Hyacinths? That must make it difficult to be keeping up appearances.


They'll have to take them out by the bucketload.

/Sorry, buckétload.
 
2010-01-05 03:03:38 PM  
i141.photobucket.com
Nicely done subby +1
 
2010-01-05 03:04:31 PM  
No shiat ?
 
2010-01-05 03:04:43 PM  
Coelacanth: Clean coal technology at work

I can't help but roll my eyes every time I see an ad or billboard for that idiocy.

Headline has all the elements of pure awesome.
 
2010-01-05 03:04:49 PM  
I am plumb bummed about the story....
 
2010-01-05 03:04:57 PM  
www.astro.wisc.edu
R.I.P. Mercury
 
2010-01-05 03:05:46 PM  
And soon enough we'll have giant mutant bears.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2010-01-05 03:07:11 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

There is nothing wrong with the water. You are all overreacting.
 
2010-01-05 03:07:33 PM  
Lt. Cheese Weasel
tip the veal.

And try the waitress.
 
2010-01-05 03:10:23 PM  
TiltedKilt: There is nothing wrong with the water. You are all overreacting.

Looks like what comes out of my ass after a long night of beer and atomic hot wings.
 
2010-01-05 03:10:27 PM  
Day_Old_Dutchie: MrSteve007: FTA: "Because laws do not require companies to disclose the chemicals used in the drilling process, it is unclear exactly what chemicals are being used at the site.

Many companies, however, use chemicals including hydrochloric acid, dimethylformamide, petroleum distillate, ammonium bisulfite and ethylene glycol. Other naturally occurring substances such as arsenic and mercury could be released into the water, according to a report on the mining process provided on DEC's Web site."

You have got to be kidding me.

I wonder how many millions in bribes campaign contributions are involved to allow these scum to dump undisclosed poisons like this?

Lobbying by corporations should be illegal, but the corrupt suits just love their farkin' money too much to do anything about it.


I wonder that almost every time I read about things the government does these days. Corporate lobbying and the governmental blow jobs it leads to is literally destroying our country, as far as I'm concerned.

Get enough corp cash behind a guy and it seems he can get away with almost anything and still get elected because of the money advantage. It leads to very, very little accountability because it's so easy to convince a bunch of morons to vote for a person using nothing but schmaltzy, say-nothing commercials.
 
2010-01-05 03:10:57 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
R.I.P. Mercury Morris
 
2010-01-05 03:11:01 PM  
B-Ra-V-O S-U-B-Bi.

I Se W-H-At Y-O-U Dy-Ds Th-Ar
 
2010-01-05 03:12:13 PM  
Stories like this is why i don't recycle...it isn't my tuna can that is farking the enviornment....it is shiat like this, which is massively unregulated and often exempted from clean air and water laws.

FTW
 
2010-01-05 03:12:24 PM  
Isn't this how the CHUDS got started?
 
2010-01-05 03:12:36 PM  
An Otsego County mining operation that uses the controversial hydraulic fracturing method will have its fetid fluids treated at the city of Watertown's sewage treatment plant beginning today. Once treated, the approximately 35,000 gallons will be discharged into the Black River.

Fetid fluids, sewage treatment plant and black river!

Ok that's all I need to know! I hope you guys up there have good filter is all I gotta say and tell you kids DON'T GO SWIMIN THERE!
Hudson River is prolly cleaner and they have dead bodies down there!
 
2010-01-05 03:14:19 PM  
Subby, that was nice. I'll buy you a drink at the cinnabar.
 
2010-01-05 03:14:55 PM  
bashford.files.wordpress.com

R.I.P. Jeremy Piven
 
2010-01-05 03:15:13 PM  
Au that's bad.
 
2010-01-05 03:16:30 PM  
Claude Ballse: Lt. Cheese Weasel
tip the veal.

And try the waitress.


In the courts of law, or in a quart of slaw?
 
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