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(Charleston Gazette)   A coal preparation facility has spilled an unknown quantity of coal slurry into a creek, polluting the water, in West Virginia. This is not a repeat from the last time this happened   (wvgazette.com) divider line 137
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2014-02-11 03:30:02 PM  

JoieD'Zen: Mikey1969: Don't worry guys, Homeland Security says it's a a big bunch of "nothing"...

Jimmy Gianato, director of the MAPS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said he didn't have a lot of details on the incident, but was under the impression it wasn't that serious.
"I don't think there's really anything to it," Gianato said. "It turned out to be much of nothing."

I found this disturbing.


Yeah, me too.  I wonder if the guy meant "nothing" as far as terrorism or something goes? Whatever the situation, he sure as hell is gonna be getting in some trouble. When you speak in official capacity, what you say goes on the record.
 
2014-02-11 03:30:18 PM  
What can brownfield do for you?

It is difficult to estimate the total number of brownfields in the U.S. The GAO estimates that there are as many as 425,000 brownfields throughout the U.S. Some estimates show that there are 5 million acres of abandoned industrial sites in our nation's cities - roughly the same amount of land occupied by 60 of our largest cities.

Meh, five million out of two and a half billion ain't nothing but where do we draw the line?
 
2014-02-11 03:30:54 PM  

tricycleracer: Chalji: Don't worry, the free market will fix this.

The market will speak. This river will take its business elsewhere.


Obama says you didn't build that river!!
 
2014-02-11 03:32:02 PM  

Mikey1969: Don't worry guys, Homeland Security says it's a a big bunch of "nothing"...

Jimmy Gianato, director of the MAPS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, said he didn't have a lot of details on the incident, but was under the impression it wasn't that serious.
"I don't think there's really anything to it," Gianato said. "It turned out to be much of nothing."


What an arrogant a-hole.
 
2014-02-11 03:34:02 PM  
Coal is all natural. This so-called "disaster" simply returned the coal to it's original environment.
 
2014-02-11 03:34:52 PM  

DubtodaIll: Let's just hope the regulators don't let a good crisis go to waste.


What regulators?

The EPA got it's budget cut.
 
2014-02-11 03:38:22 PM  
Still not drinking the Sochi water here after ONE SOLID MONTH.
/maybe solid wasn't such a good word to use after all
//still seething from that preposterous "investigative hearing" we had in Charleston yesterday
///slashies
 
2014-02-11 03:38:28 PM  

Chalji: Don't worry, the free market will fix this.



images.dangerousminds.net
 
2014-02-11 03:40:16 PM  
Word count

Spill: 6
Accident: 0
 
2014-02-11 03:43:39 PM  
I like to think us citizens of West Virginia are just slowly building up our toxic tolerance and will soon become the new master race.

/lived here all my life and I'm doing ok
//just wish the stupid grass would stop singing
///and why are all the playdoh steeple snowflakes rampant cockles bushy morning flow stops?
 
2014-02-11 03:43:46 PM  
We can totally trust these industries to regulate themselves... Totally.
 
2014-02-11 03:47:02 PM  
I love the names of these coal companies, its like there are following a derp manual from conception to when they register their business license.

Freedom Industries
Patriot Coal

I would probably short the stock on Liberty Slurry next.
 
2014-02-11 03:48:30 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Before you libs go and impugn the coal slurry job creators, you better sit back and think about what you'd do without all that coal slurry does for you.  You'll be sorry when these hard working coal slurry job creators GO GALT and then there is no place for you to get coal slurry.  Didn't think about that, did you?


To be fair, all that "trickle down" theory didn't say money.
 
2014-02-11 03:52:13 PM  
Collective karma.
 
2014-02-11 03:52:32 PM  

Cold_Sassy: uh, last time it was Freedom Industries, this time it's Patriot Coal.  Go USA.  Pretty soon WV is going to be one big toxic waste dump.  Which is too bad because most of the state has some really beautiful scenery.


The Liberty Toxic All American Waste Dump and Minority Voting Center
 
2014-02-11 03:53:57 PM  

meat0918: DubtodaIll: Let's just hope the regulators don't let a good crisis go to waste.

What regulators?

The EPA got it's budget cut.


That's true, I did find it surprising that the republicans would cut the budget of an organization they created.
 
2014-02-11 03:54:12 PM  

Cold_Sassy: Huh, last time it was Freedom Industries, this time it's Patriot Coal.  Go USA.  Pretty soon WV is going to be one big toxic waste dump.  Which is too bad because most of the state has some really beautiful scenery.


Not anymore.
 
2014-02-11 03:56:07 PM  
I don't think any of you farkproglibtards get the concept of property rights.
 
2014-02-11 03:58:07 PM  
snltranscripts.jt.org

Wow! That's terrific slurry!
 
2014-02-11 03:58:49 PM  

Nightenstaff: ///and why are all the playdoh steeple snowflakes rampant cockles bushy morning flow stops?


I don't know. I just don't know.

But . . . then, does anyone know where the bushy morning flow stops?
 
2014-02-11 03:59:02 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: I don't think any of you farkproglibtards get the concept of property rights.


Well sure we do.  You spoil the environment, then lose your property as payment.
 
2014-02-11 04:01:58 PM  
Thankfully, they don't need any regulating or oversight.  If they do something wrong, the free market will simply take care of things.  If the water is toxic, people will simply stop buying that water and buy other water.  If the air is toxic, buy different air.

Personally, West Virginia deserves this opportunity to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
 
2014-02-11 04:02:29 PM  
Status quo for WV now-a-days. Nothing is going to change either. That industry is wayyyyyy too entrenched to go anywhere. You would think things like this would piss the normal townsfolk off enough to vote in better environmental regulat.... hahaha yeah I couldn't even finish that sentence, I mean who are we kidding here. Funny how history constantly repeats itself when you don't change anything.
 
2014-02-11 04:08:37 PM  
♫ Old black water, keep on rollin'...
Mississippi West Virginia moon, won't you keep on shinin' on me... ♫
 
2014-02-11 04:10:33 PM  

stevetherobot: Cold_Sassy: Huh, last time it was Freedom Industries, this time it's Patriot Coal.  Go USA.  Pretty soon WV is going to be one big toxic waste dump.  Which is too bad because most of the state has some really beautiful scenery.

Not anymore.


Wha??  I don't think they've razed any mountains yet and the gorge is still there.  Monongahela National Forest is still there...that's very nice.
 
2014-02-11 04:14:14 PM  

rev. dave: rzrwiresunrise: I don't think any of you farkproglibtards get the concept of property rights.

Well sure we do.  You spoil the environment, then lose your property as payment.


That's socialist! The proper American response involves a long drop and a short rope.

Seriously, accidents do happen. But, first, clean up your mess. Bankruptcy should only be allowed after using every last cent the company has to fix the problem. Second, if you weren't using industry best practices and following all regulations, there should be criminal liability in addition to the civil.
 
2014-02-11 04:14:40 PM  

Chalji: Don't worry,


Little slurry?

/with a fringe on the top
 
2014-02-11 04:14:41 PM  
When the coal companies are done, West Virginia will look like a mix of Haiti and the surface of the moon.
 
2014-02-11 04:20:46 PM  
West Virginia. A state so farked up you could toss a match at it and . . . problem solved.
 
2014-02-11 04:24:21 PM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: When the coal companies are done, West Virginia will look like a mix of Haiti and the surface of the moon.


Before...

Blackwater River Canyon West Virginia

upload.wikimedia.org

After...

Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada

jacksparker.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-02-11 04:27:55 PM  

Cold_Sassy: Huh, last time it was Freedom Industries, this time it's Patriot Coal.  Go USA.  Pretty soon WV is going to be one big toxic waste dump.  Which is too bad because most of the state has some really beautiful scenery.


They name themselves like that, because the people who work for them have bought into a myth that coal is patriotic, and it helps them win workers cheaper.    The exact same people that vote for this to be legal are working for less than they are worth, because they imagine themselves as politically aligned.  It's like how there are scams targeting readers of conservative websites, because republicans are suckers.
 
2014-02-11 04:30:18 PM  

neversubmit: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: When the coal companies are done, West Virginia will look like a mix of Haiti and the surface of the moon.

Before...

Blackwater River Canyon West Virginia

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]

After...

Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada

[jacksparker.files.wordpress.com image 850x681]


Good god. Who the hell would want to live or work in view of that grotesque, tree-lined canyon when they could be next to that gorgeously strip-mined pit?
 
2014-02-11 04:31:49 PM  

LarryDan43: Smeggy Smurf: Chalji: Don't worry, the free market will fix this.

It would if there was a little incentive called hanging the execs of the company that makes a spill.  The next batch of execs won't cut corners.

And discourage other job creators from job creating?


We only want people honest enough to not need hanging to create jobs
 
2014-02-11 04:31:54 PM  

sdd2000: Pipelines rupture, a good reason to build the Keystone XL line, think of all that free oil we could pick up where it ruptures.


Free oil and chocolate wildlife.
 
2014-02-11 04:32:21 PM  

rev. dave: rzrwiresunrise: I don't think any of you farkproglibtards get the concept of property rights.

Well sure we do.  You spoil the environment, then lose your property as payment.


A river gets a little muddy and you want to get all grabby with someone else's stuff. Pretty selective too. I don't see you getting all huffy with the valve manufacturer. What, you weren't one of those who wanted to have gun manufacturers held responsible for gun deaths? Suuuuuuuuure, buddy. Stay consistent.
 
2014-02-11 04:33:01 PM  

August11: FTA: "The team found that existing policies and procedures are not effective in reducing or preventing blackwater spills," said the OSM report, issued in October 2009.

Corporations are people.


So is Soylent Green.
 
2014-02-11 04:33:46 PM  

qorkfiend: neversubmit: The follow ups will read something like...

Exxon oil spill town 'deserted land', residents still getting sick, forced to abandon homes

Former Mayflower resident Ann Jarrell said she "tried to stay here for as much as I could," but every time it rained, oil vapor would return. Like many other locals, she started having constant headaches and coughing after the spill, she said.

"I have friends who still live here. They don't have a place to go. They have small children... and they're all sick," she told RT.

I wouldn't worry. The free market will crush Exxon any day now, and then all of Ms. Jarrell's problems will be solved.


The realty signs in the first video are from "crye-Leike" realty
 
2014-02-11 04:34:38 PM  

Serious Black: neversubmit: The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: When the coal companies are done, West Virginia will look like a mix of Haiti and the surface of the moon.

Before...

Blackwater River Canyon West Virginia

[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x637]

After...

Tar Sands in Alberta, Canada

[jacksparker.files.wordpress.com image 850x681]

Good god. Who the hell would want to live or work in view of that grotesque, tree-lined canyon when they could be next to that gorgeously strip-mined pit?


Crazy people that's who!
 
2014-02-11 04:35:23 PM  
Mr. Peabody's coal train done hauled it away.

See, children, this great american folk classic teaches you what is wrong with you and your state.
Start off with a "Mr" for the man that is raping your land.
Then a "Done hauled" to show your lack of education and failure to understand the complications of big business and how things are, i.e. money talks and you can walk, hill billy.
And end up with an "Away" which symbolizes the duality of life and money.
Any money you ever could have had has been taken "away".
And your life, we will send it away to fight in a war over cheap oil.
And you will die, "away" because you're too stupid to understand we can't get rich enough on your coal as it is.
That or the coal, mine. Your choice, hill billy. It's not like you're getting the same edjumakashun other kids get in America. OK, Lesson over, pull out your Br'er Rabbits, and commence to lesson number elebenteem.

Thank you, Pete Seegar and Woody for coming down here and teaching our kids some important lessons today.
Kid's, thank the nice smelly, hippies for singing for you.
 
2014-02-11 04:37:38 PM  

Prof. Frink: Isn't "thing happened that happened last time" the definition of "repeat"?


Not by FARK dictionary, repeat means same story told again from a different source.

It wouldn't be considered a repeat if after you tell the 'Pete & Repeat' joke, and you later tell the 'Steve & Repeat' joke.
 
2014-02-11 04:39:47 PM  
And yet the average idiot is absolutely terrified of nuclear power and the word radiation.

That's it, I'm farking done. Stop the planet. I want to get off.
 
2014-02-11 04:41:52 PM  
And by  "last time this happened" you mean less than a week ago in NC?"  yep.  At least in WV the Governor isn't an ex-employee of the company doing the spilling, and the DNR didnn;t step in to block environmentalists lawsuits demanding the site be cleaned up before the spill, the way they did in NC.


Still the same outcome though
 
2014-02-11 04:45:38 PM  

Alexei Novikov: And yet the average idiot is absolutely terrified of nuclear power and the word radiation.

That's it, I'm farking done. Stop the planet. I want to get off.


I'll come. Split the fair?
 
2014-02-11 04:47:15 PM  

rzrwiresunrise: A river gets a little muddy and you want to get all grabby with someone else's stuff.


See, the guy in the 88 Cops thread could take some notes from this one.
 
2014-02-11 04:48:22 PM  

sdd2000: Pipelines rupture, a good reason to build the Keystone XL line, think of all that free oil we could pick up where it ruptures.


Of course, if pipelines aren't built, then oil transportation grinds to a stop, since pipelines are the only way that oil can possibly be moved around.  So, really, the choice is between pipelines that spill half of what goes into them, and a clean, utopian nation that realizes once and for all the folly of its dependance on petroleum and abandons oil once and for all.  We all join hands and sing "Imagine" by John Lennon as flowers bloom and the smiling sun shines down from an azure sky.  The choice could not be more clear!

/ or, more likely, that same oil will be put into other existing pipelines and/or a series of rail cars and shipped around by alternate means -- which are equally (if not more) subject to possible spills
 
2014-02-11 05:02:34 PM  
Let Mitch McConnell's wife run the investigation, SHE'll make those bastards pay!
 
2014-02-11 05:03:01 PM  

meat0918: DubtodaIll: Let's just hope the regulators don't let a good crisis go to waste.

What regulators?

The EPA got it's budget cut.


Proofreader's got their's cut also?
 
2014-02-11 05:06:51 PM  

jshine: or a series of rail cars and shipped around by alternate means -- which are equally (if not more) subject to possible spills


Give me a pipeline rupture over a train derailment any day
 
2014-02-11 05:09:09 PM  
Serious Black:

Good god. Who the hell would want to live or work in view of that grotesque, tree-lined canyon when they could be next to that gorgeously strip-mined pit Alberta?

FTFY

/good question, though
 
2014-02-11 05:09:49 PM  

Mentalpatient87: rzrwiresunrise: A river gets a little muddy and you want to get all grabby with someone else's stuff.

See, the guy in the 88 Cops thread could take some notes from this one.


Damnit.

What the hell gave me away...
 
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