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(HelenaIR.com)   Department of Environmental Quality building closed. Due to lead levels   (helenair.com) divider line 20
    More: Ironic, Environmental Quality, environmental hazards, DEQ, brownfield land  
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2013-10-29 02:06:52 PM  
not ironic or a surprise
 
2013-10-29 02:13:52 PM  
Wouldn't it be ironic if it went undetected?
 
2013-10-29 02:14:22 PM  
This tag has been used quite a bit today....
 
2013-10-29 02:20:03 PM  

Apos: This tag has been used quite a bit today....


And surprisingly not one Hipster thread in sight (so far)!
 
2013-10-29 02:30:34 PM  
Hypocrisy again.
I'll be a wealthy man when I get that dime for every time the img.fark.net tag is used.
 
2013-10-29 02:33:22 PM  
It would be more ironic if it remained open knowing they had high lead levels.
 
2013-10-29 02:44:40 PM  
1926 Home
2,600 sq feet

What would be generate Lead Mitigation cost?
 
2013-10-29 02:45:18 PM  
1926 Home
2,600 sq feet

What would be the general Lead Mitigation cost?
 
2013-10-29 02:54:47 PM  
Pbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb!
denver.mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2013-10-29 02:58:58 PM  
Ironic?  That's Fe, not Pb right?

/late to the party as usual.
 
2013-10-29 03:03:32 PM  
I love papers that assume you are local.  Where is the dateline?  What state is this in?  Where are my pants? Get off my lawn!
 
2013-10-29 03:10:38 PM  
Wait a minute subby ... that's nothing like rain on your wedding day ...
 
2013-10-29 03:18:18 PM  
Yay! next time my car fails emission test, I can tell them to shove it, because my car is not producing lead poisoning. I hate the Emission Tests!
 
2013-10-29 03:53:24 PM  

voidrunner: I love papers that assume you are local.  Where is the dateline?  What state is this in?  Where are my pants? Get off my lawn!


Helena, Montana.

Not sure about your pants.

img.fark.net
 
2013-10-29 03:55:37 PM  
FTFA: "...building at the intersection of Last Chance Gulch and...";  should've been a clue
 
2013-10-29 04:15:18 PM  
Christ, the only thing more common than the incorrect usage of the ironic tag is the asshats that fall over themselves to declare its use inappropriate.

This is situational irony.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irony

3 a (1) :  incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) :  an event or result marked by such incongruity Actual sequence of events:  Department is set up to ensure environmental quality, environmental quality is not improved in the department'sw building itself.  Expected result is the department would ensure environmental quality (which didn't happen).
 
2013-10-29 06:15:15 PM  
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2013-10-29 08:06:58 PM  

Priapetic: Christ, the only thing more common than the incorrect usage of the ironic tag is the asshats that fall over themselves to declare its use inappropriate.

This is situational irony.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/irony

3 a (1) :  incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) :  an event or result marked by such incongruity Actual sequence of events:  Department is set up to ensure environmental quality, environmental quality is not improved in the department'sw building itself.  Expected result is the department would ensure environmental quality (which didn't happen).


The building was built in the 1930s. It used to be an armory. It got renovated a few years ago, and the DEQ moved in. Later, they discovered that the building has lead. There is a modicum of irony in there, but it's not as if choices by the DEQ caused the contamination. They didn't even have reason to suspect it.
 
2013-10-29 10:15:29 PM  
Reminds me of the state environmental agency I used to work for...moved from a typical modern office park location to reclaimed office space in the inner city, complete with tented asbestos remediation. I don't think they ever used that bottom floor of the building.

/Not Montana
 
2013-10-29 10:17:55 PM  
Double irony; they mine a good bit of lead in Montana. Tag overused, but approved.
 
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