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(Yahoo)   Thousands of gallons of leaked waste and 70 miles of contaminated river later, North Carolina decides that maybe, just maybe, it's a bad idea to have a waste pond storing toxic chemicals right next to a major waterway   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 52
    More: Obvious, North Carolina, waste pond, Allen Stanford, Viktor Yanukovych, security agreement, Duke Energy, waterways, groundwater contamination  
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2014-02-26 12:36:51 PM
That's all we need is more job-killing big-government regulations.  Duke was going to take care of that pond, they've only know it could be a problem for a few years.
 
2014-02-26 01:02:45 PM
They'll self-regulate that water back into drinking shape in no time, don't worry.
 
2014-02-26 01:39:41 PM
Maybe they will figure out civil rights someday.
 
2014-02-26 02:02:02 PM
But yeah, get rid of all those evil government regulations.
 
2014-02-26 02:03:29 PM
Duke sucks!

/ obligatory
 
2014-02-26 02:03:57 PM
If my choice is between a little toxic waste, or hatin' on freedumb, I'll go with the toxic waste.
 
2014-02-26 02:04:32 PM
Duke Energy, by the way, got a tax deferral provision in the the stimulus, courtesy of the congresscritters they donated to.
 
2014-02-26 02:06:41 PM

EvilEgg: That's all we need is more job-killing big-government regulations.  Duke was going to take care of that pond, they've only know it could be a problem for a few years.


Demetrius: They'll self-regulate that water back into drinking shape in no time, don't worry.


vudukungfu: Maybe they will figure out civil rights someday.


What about my right to have flipper babies? Why do you hate America?

Fissile: If my choice is between a little toxic waste, or hatin' on freedumb, I'll go with the toxic waste.


^THIS!

*short, self-satisfied sniff*

'Murrica
 
2014-02-26 02:08:51 PM
GOP solution: Gut the EPA with all them job killin' regulations. *facepalm*
 
2014-02-26 02:10:01 PM

EvilEgg: That's all we need is more job-killing big-government regulations.  Duke was going to take care of that pond, they've only know it could be a problem for a few years.


McCrory has been killing lawsuits against them too. States have the right to take over as plaintiff in environmental cases, so the McCrory administration has been doing that, and then settling the cases for token fines (we're talking $1,000). Interestingly enough, a Federal prosecutor is now looking into that.
 
2014-02-26 02:14:37 PM
Way to go.  I bet the US can reach Chinese levels of environmental toxins in less than a generation.

USA! USA! USA!
 
2014-02-26 02:14:38 PM
Was it Freedom Industries?
 
2014-02-26 02:20:04 PM

poindxtr: Was it Freedom Industries?


no that's the one in Va. This is one in NC. Same shiat different state
 
2014-02-26 02:21:50 PM
Poop Thread?
 
2014-02-26 02:21:52 PM
I'll just wait for the Free Market to take care of things.
 
2014-02-26 02:22:25 PM

Hobodeluxe: poindxtr: Was it Freedom Industries?

no that's the one in Va. This is one in NC. Same shiat different state


West Virginia and we're still dealing with that crap.
 
2014-02-26 02:22:32 PM
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2014-02-26 02:24:59 PM
You're jumping to conclusions. First we need a tens-of-millions EPA study, followed by a 12-36 month review period, capped with 20 years of lawsuits that never settle.
By then it'll have taken care of itself. Oooo three-eyed sushi, yum.
 
2014-02-26 02:33:26 PM
After reading that article, I'm beginning to sense that North Carolina might not be entirely free of corruption.
 
2014-02-26 02:34:23 PM
We just need to let the Free Market take care of this. The public will vote with its dollars and demand that some other unregulated coal company move in and pollute the water more efficiently.

And of course the Federal gubbmint needs to pay for the cleanup because freedumb.
 
2014-02-26 02:46:07 PM

ChipNASA: [blogerinblog.files.wordpress.com image 455x341]


With MD moving to the B1G (just got the fundraising email this morning), this picture takes on a whole new life, as a reminder of a better time, when the MD/Duke 1/2 rivalry was just at its frothingest.

// no couch was safe from the flame, no lung was safe from the burn
// this and the "Steve Blake robs Jason Williams blind" clip are my two favorite Terp basketball memories
 
2014-02-26 02:50:35 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Fort McMurray disagrees....
 
2014-02-26 02:54:18 PM

Hobodeluxe: poindxtr: Was it Freedom Industries?

no that's the one in Va. This is one in NC. Same shiat different state


Also important to note that Freedom Industries chose to go into Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and that this type of bankruptcy is often used by corps to protect themselves, and the personal wealth of those who run them, from liabilities resulting from malfeasance such as this. Which is just a fancy way to say, they probably won't be paying for that clean-up, or for the medical bills of those affected.
 
2014-02-26 02:54:47 PM
For those keeping up with the math at home, filling 70 miles worth of river with toxic sludge will cost you $99111 -- or 0.000198% of your company's worth.
 
2014-02-26 02:56:37 PM
Let's not worry about little things like toxic waste and pipeline ruptures and flammable tap water. Clearly the market will take care of this.
 
2014-02-26 02:56:52 PM

cptjeff: Interestingly enough, a Federal prosecutor is now looking into that.


STATES RIGHTS!
 
2014-02-26 02:57:47 PM
Since those hillbillies never bathe and only drink from a jug, how did anyone notice there was something in the water? Did the feds send some meddlers down, just to cause trouble?
 
2014-02-26 02:58:16 PM

Hobodeluxe: poindxtr: Was it Freedom Industries?

no that's the one in Va. This is one in NC. Same shiat different state


Ha, you are one of those people that don't even know WV is it's own state aren't you?

Me: "I'm from WV"
people like you: "So, Roanoke area"
Me: "NO, WEST VIRGINIA"
people like you: "Oh, so Blacksburg?"

/I just as often get..."How far west IS WV again?"
//maps n' such
 
2014-02-26 03:02:18 PM

theorellior: cptjeff: Interestingly enough, a Federal prosecutor is now looking into that.

STATES RIGHTS!


FALSE FLAG!
 
2014-02-26 03:08:47 PM

fireclown: theorellior: cptjeff: Interestingly enough, a Federal prosecutor is now looking into that.

STATES RIGHTS!

FALSE FLAG!


BENGAZHI!!!
 
2014-02-26 03:10:09 PM
 
2014-02-26 03:10:44 PM
Cleaning that river would be the act of some sort of fascist socialist communist.  Better to let it sit than even contemplate that devilry.  You're not a communist, are you boy?
 
2014-02-26 03:14:52 PM
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2014-02-26 03:18:10 PM

The_Fuzz: [upload.wikimedia.org image 720x480]

Fort McMurray disagrees....


Speaking of the Athabasca river, I'm still a little stunned at the difference in the level of media exposure between the spills in the US and the (lack of) coverage when a billion litres of coal slurry leaked into the Athabasca's tributaries from the Obed Mountain mine.
 
2014-02-26 03:20:53 PM
Goddam communists.
 
2014-02-26 03:31:03 PM

opiumpoopy: Hanford laughs at your little problems...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site#Environmental_concerns

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x595]



www.thetruthseeker.co.uk

Tell it to the Japanese
 
2014-02-26 03:31:55 PM
Screw 'em. No Fed money. Let 'em bootstrap their way out.
 
2014-02-26 03:32:40 PM

apoptotic: The_Fuzz: [upload.wikimedia.org image 720x480]

Fort McMurray disagrees....

Speaking of the Athabasca river, I'm still a little stunned at the difference in the level of media exposure between the spills in the US and the (lack of) coverage when a billion litres of coal slurry leaked into the Athabasca's tributaries from the Obed Mountain mine.


Well, its not really important, being all tucked away up there where no one wants to go.  I mean, its coal, right?  It came from the earth, let it return there to wallow.  We can always pick it up later if there is any good stuff left in it.  And besides, have you seen the Rob Ford news?  The guy smokes crack, man, and hey look over there!  Trudeau is saying kids should smoke pot!
 
2014-02-26 03:37:23 PM

I'm an Egyptian!: Screw 'em. No Fed money. Let 'em bootstrap their way out.


McCroyseems to rather raise our taxrates to 50% than take a dime from the government, even if that money is something we already paid. The man is destroying the things that were great about our state.
 
2014-02-26 04:14:42 PM

cptjeff: EvilEgg: That's all we need is more job-killing big-government regulations.  Duke was going to take care of that pond, they've only know it could be a problem for a few years.

McCrory has been killing lawsuits against them too. States have the right to take over as plaintiff in environmental cases, so the McCrory administration has been doing that, and then settling the cases for token fines (we're talking $1,000). Interestingly enough, a Federal prosecutor is now looking into that.


and ain't it funny that before he was a governor, McCory was a Duke Energy executive for nigh 30 years, and still had huge chunks of their stock?.   You could almost say  his interests conflicted when it came to enforcing  NC environmental laws against Duke as that would cost him personally a lot of money
 
2014-02-26 04:17:49 PM

Blink: After reading that article, I'm beginning to sense that North Carolina might not be entirely free of corruption.


I also noticed the article didn't mention what we all secretly knew, and was mentioned on the local news last night (Durham, NC)

They are considering offering Duke the opportunity to "pay a fine" and keep the coal ash dumps right where they are.

Wonder what's gonna happen?
 
2014-02-26 04:19:24 PM
Ponds have to be down grade from whatever they are serving. Rivers happen to be down grade from the drainage areas. Gravity is always bringing me down.
 
2014-02-26 04:22:43 PM

Pangea: Blink: After reading that article, I'm beginning to sense that North Carolina might not be entirely free of corruption.

I also noticed the article didn't mention what we all secretly knew, and was mentioned on the local news last night (Durham, NC)

They are considering offering Duke the opportunity to "pay a fine" and keep the coal ash dumps right where they are.

Wonder what's gonna happen?


And the fine will probably be < 10k
 
2014-02-26 04:29:27 PM

Blink: For those keeping up with the math at home, filling 70 miles worth of river with toxic sludge will cost you $99111 -- or 0.000198% of your company's worth.


that number STILL bugs me with its specificity,   was some smart ass making some sort of "9/11" reference? or is there some sort of legal threshold they were avoiding?
 
2014-02-26 04:30:50 PM
Sounds like the kind of place where you'd find these critters
cdn.stereogum.com
 
2014-02-26 04:32:58 PM

WeenerGord: opiumpoopy: Hanford laughs at your little problems...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site#Environmental_concerns

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x595]


[www.thetruthseeker.co.uk image 720x534]

Tell it to the Japanese


This and the volcanoes are just a few drawbacks to living in the NW, but hey, we got weed!
 
2014-02-26 06:31:52 PM

WeenerGord: Tell it to the Japanese


Yeah, look at all that tsunami leakage polluting the oceans with... um... wave energy. When will people learn???
 
2014-02-26 06:37:00 PM
McCrory is saying the right things in front of the cameras, but I doubt that's because he wants to do the right thing. Federal investigations, more and more media scrutiny, and now DENR is saying they're going to require Duke to move the remaining fly ash away from the Dan River. Duke has said that the consumers won't have their rates raised to pay for this cleanup, but we'll see...
 
2014-02-26 06:49:14 PM

WeenerGord: opiumpoopy: Hanford laughs at your little problems...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site#Environmental_concerns

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x595]


[www.thetruthseeker.co.uk image 720x534]

Tell it to the Japanese


You want to seek truth?

The truth is that is a map of WAVE HEIGHTS.  Not radiation.
 
2014-02-26 07:10:07 PM

RollingThunder: WeenerGord: opiumpoopy: Hanford laughs at your little problems...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site#Environmental_concerns

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x595]


[www.thetruthseeker.co.uk image 720x534]

Tell it to the Japanese

You want to seek truth?

The truth is that is a map of WAVE HEIGHTS.  Not radiation.



Party pooper. :(

OK here is the correct map

shot97.com
 
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