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(Huffington Post)   "Dammit. Why can't you just tell us whether the water is safe to drink or not?" "Well, we could tell you, but that would ruin the whole surprise" *facepalm*   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 14
    More: Asinine, West Virginia, West Virginia American Water, Mcintyre, chemical accident, emergency response, direct response, congressional hearing, House Transportation  
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2014-02-11 09:56:27 AM  
5 votes:
i.imgur.com
2014-02-11 08:59:46 AM  
3 votes:
This is what happens when you vote Republican, West Virginians.
2014-02-11 10:58:03 AM  
2 votes:

Saiga410: HugsAndPuppies: Seems obvious to me.  When you are asked if the water is safe and you have to respond,  "As a water company, we don't set the standards,but we are in compliance with all the standards."

Then the farking answer is 'no'.

When the EPA does not give you guidance on the PPM that is considered safe what do you expect the water company to say?  We meet the requirements of the legs and many people not freaked out because chemicals feel safe to use the water, we aint going to open ourselves to litigation.


If you ask a water company if the water is safe to drink, any answer other than "Yes, absolutely.  In fact, pour me a glass out of your own faucet and I'll down it right now", is an unqualified "no".
2014-02-11 09:42:33 AM  
2 votes:
"Ensuring that above-ground storage tanks are structurally sound and have adequate secondary containment seems like simple commonsense today, but before the Freedom Industries' release, the general thought process was that if the material in a given tank wasn't regulated by any of the multitude of state or federal programs, then it was probably harmless to both the public health and the environment," said Mike Dorsey, director of the Homeland Security and Emergency Response division of the Department of Environmental Protection. "The fallacy of that type of assumption is clear now. "

The only people who made that assumption are the bean counters at the chemical company. You went along with their assumption because you are a bought and paid for stooge, who should be executed for violation of the public trust
2014-02-11 09:40:38 AM  
2 votes:
Drown them all in their chemical tanks
2014-02-11 11:33:39 AM  
1 votes:
Why after everything from radium to tobacco do people continue to trust corporations?

What could possibly go wrong? This, jackass.
2014-02-11 11:15:26 AM  
1 votes:
cdn5.movieclips.com

I say, let's get those free-market, deregulation asses into a meeting... and by the way, we had that water brought in specially for you folks...
2014-02-11 09:51:33 AM  
1 votes:

HugsAndPuppies: Seems obvious to me.  When you are asked if the water is safe and you have to respond,  "As a water company, we don't set the standards,but we are in compliance with all the standards."

Then the farking answer is 'no'.


When the EPA does not give you guidance on the PPM that is considered safe what do you expect the water company to say?  We meet the requirements of the legs and many people not freaked out because chemicals feel safe to use the water, we aint going to open ourselves to litigation.
2014-02-11 09:30:34 AM  
1 votes:
I won't believe it's safe until I see the Governor on TV every day drinking a glassful from a different Charlestonite's tap.
2014-02-11 09:30:18 AM  
1 votes:
Seems obvious to me.  When you are asked if the water is safe and you have to respond,  "As a water company, we don't set the standards,but we are in compliance with all the standards."

Then the farking answer is 'no'.
2014-02-11 09:23:21 AM  
1 votes:
"We continue to work until the smell is eradicated from the system," said McIntyre. But, he also said, "just because you can smell something doesn't mean it's not safe."

I don't know how it is in West Virginia, but here in South Carolina, we pay the water department specifically for the non-smelling water.  If they sent me something other than that, I'd start biatching about false advertising and refusing to pay my bill, being that what they put in my taps was not what I contracted for.
2014-02-11 08:57:05 AM  
1 votes:
But, he also said, "just because you can smell something doesn't mean it's not safe."

Isn't it a basic survival instinct to avoid water that smells weird?
2014-02-11 08:55:13 AM  
1 votes:
"Freedom Industries, Inc." polluting rivers with chemicals...that really sounds like it should be owned by the Koch's.
2014-02-11 08:17:50 AM  
1 votes:

Headso: One Month After West Virginia Spill, Officials At Congressional Hearing Still Short On Answers


The headline is phrased in a way that makes it seem like the elected officials are at fault.


That's why the chemical company didn't go
They wanted the gubmint to be the scrape goat

Control the media and you control the nation.
 
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