dookdookdook: learned there lesson
dookdookdook: dookdookdook: learned there lessonI'll just go kill myself now.
Lsherm: These were OSHA violations. The EPA or someone else would have to fine them for the chemical spill unless it hurt workers in the process.
BigOle8point: So much farkfail will be posted here.
JoieD'Zen: dookdookdook: dookdookdook: learned there lessonI'll just go kill myself now.Where lesson?
SilentStrider: Bad corporation. No cookie!
Mister Peejay: Lsherm: These were OSHA violations. The EPA or someone else would have to fine them for the chemical spill unless it hurt workers in the process.Came to say this. OSHA is occupational safety. The business could have pumped raw anthrax-laced plutonium into the water table and, if it was done in a by-the-books safe manner with the proper signs on equipment and safety gear available to workers, there'd be no OSHA fine.By my interpretation, without RTFA, this is either an unrelated fine, or this is every possible government agency getting their licks in.
some_beer_drinker: BigOle8point: So much farkfail will be posted here.
70Ford: What a princely sum. It wasn't like, that "person" inconvenienced any other person. Well, not that much.LOOK AT THOSE PEOPLE. Can't you see THE JOY???!!![si.wsj.net image 553x369][cdn2-b.examiner.com image 562x350][cdn.thedailybeast.com image 850x566]
Unobtanium: The article isn't especially clear on the point you raise. Those fines are pretty high for single violations on a first-time offense, from my experience with OSHA.The "real" money will come from the lawsuits, which if it goes to a class action, will probably be a substantial sum, most of which will go to the attorneys.
TuteTibiImperes: If only the citizen militias were fans of Upton Sinclair instead of Ayn Rand perhaps they'd be able to do some actual good bringing the owners of this place to justice.
Pocket Ninja: Freedom can pay the fines, seek a meeting to discuss the citations with the OSHA area director, or appeal the matter to the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission. Freedom Industries did not immediately respond to a request for comment.I wonder which option they'll take. I wonder.I wonder. I wonder. I wonder.
KeatingFive: JoieD'Zen: dookdookdook: dookdookdook: learned there lessonI'll just go kill myself now.Where lesson?THERE lesson!
stuhayes2010: And the water from people's taps still has a strange odor and color. The company filed bancruptcy so they can't be sued.300,000 people are going to be slowly poisoned over the next 20 years.Government does nothing.Subby makes a hillbilly joke while probably powering his computer of WV coal or fracked gas./pissed West Virginian//I know "welcome to fark"
Wessoman: So, if a terrorist (Domestic or otherwise) contaminated the water supply for 300,000 Americans, that individual would be seeing time at GITMO, and the GOP would be demanding Obama's head for letting an attack of such magnitude happen on his watch.But since a corporation (Domestic or otherwise) contaminated the water supply for 300,000 Americans, it's a slap on the wrist, a promise to "never do it again", and the GOP is demanding even less regulations.
mamoru: I wonder what the penalty would be if an individual either with or without malicious intent dumbed a bunch of chemicals into the water supply, especially if the act impacted some corporation's profits.Because, for some reason I imagine the charges and penalties against a real person would be far harsher than they seem to be for a corporate "person". :-/
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