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(CBS News)   Florence's heavy rains could cause environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and industrial sites could threaten drinking water supplies   ( cbsnews.com) divider line
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2018-09-12 11:19:25 AM  
true, but they'll still their pepsi and cheerwine.

don't know which is worse.

actually no.
NC is beautiful (what's about to be left of it). It would be great if it wasn't full of pig shiat and pig shiatty politicians.
 
2018-09-12 11:30:05 AM  
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2018-09-12 11:51:15 AM  
Could?

I think they mean "Will"
 
2018-09-12 11:51:23 AM  
Red state governments put businesses ahead of the environment and allowed these things. Let's see how that works out for them.
 
2018-09-12 11:52:43 AM  

elvisaintdead: true, but they'll still their pepsi and cheerwine.

don't know which is worse.

actually no.
NC is beautiful (what's about to be left of it). It would be great if it wasn't full of pig shiat and pig shiatty politicians.


I like Cheerwine. There, I said it.
 
2018-09-12 11:52:49 AM  
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2018-09-12 11:53:09 AM  
Like those coal ash dumps that burst in good weather. I'm sure that's not an issue.
 
2018-09-12 11:53:09 AM  
Punishment for voter suppression efforts and voting Republican.
 
2018-09-12 11:53:16 AM  
Radioactive pig shiat?

Good luck with that.
 
2018-09-12 11:53:31 AM  
What a pit full of hog shiat looks like.

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2018-09-12 11:53:43 AM  
Oh, how terrible!  If only there were an Agency that could be tasked with creating and enforcing regulations on things like this, to ensure that we're Protecting water, which is part of the Environment!
 
2018-09-12 11:54:19 AM  

Walker: Red state governments put businesses ahead of the environment and allowed these things. Let's see how that works out for them.


Pretty much, they'll get to swim in their choices on how to handle these things once Florence goes through.
 
2018-09-12 11:54:19 AM  

cwheelie: elvisaintdead: true, but they'll still their pepsi and cheerwine.

don't know which is worse.

actually no.
NC is beautiful (what's about to be left of it). It would be great if it wasn't full of pig shiat and pig shiatty politicians.

I like Cheerwine. There, I said it.


Me too.  Good stuff.
 
2018-09-12 11:54:46 AM  
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2018-09-12 11:56:36 AM  
A new-ish liberal talking point regarding the weather.  Yay!
 
2018-09-12 11:56:53 AM  
 
2018-09-12 11:57:01 AM  
i know this is not technically a repeat, but didn't we just have this story yesterday?

*checks*

yep, sooooo weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee pigpigpigpig
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2018-09-12 11:57:03 AM  
Just think of all the business opportunities in selling bottled water! Unemployment is headed to zero and will be accomplished when all regulations are thrown out the window. Anyone who survives will be busy, busy, busy.
 
2018-09-12 11:57:35 AM  
Right, but they elected Roy Cooper in 2016, ergo any disaster response failures can be attributed to the Democrats and nothing else.
 
2018-09-12 11:58:41 AM  
It's tempting to say "you reap what you sow, red state" regarding their state's political opposition to environmental regulation but then one remembers that half the population would be punished for the other half being morons - and that ain't right. Not to mention the children.

But will there be any lessons learned? Doubtful.
 
2018-09-12 11:58:53 AM  
Gonna be a mess in the morning
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2018-09-12 11:59:29 AM  
Gee, it's almost like we should do something with hazardous materials besides tossing them all into a pile and pretending they don't exist.
 
2018-09-12 12:00:07 PM  
I'm sure their full funded liberal local government will do all it can to help the whites.

oh, the only thing remotely true about that is that they'll lovingly help the whites?

oh.
 
2018-09-12 12:00:14 PM  

Walker: Red state governments put businesses ahead of the environment and allowed these things. Let's see how that works out for them.


It'll hurt the poor and wipe out savings. Business owners will take all the aid. We'll move on same as usual.
 
2018-09-12 12:00:45 PM  

wearetheworld: A new-ish liberal talking point regarding the weather.  Yay!


The libs won't get you, but the insurance actuaries will.
 
2018-09-12 12:01:45 PM  

wearetheworld: A new-ish liberal talking point regarding the weather.  Yay!


YAY MUH IGNORANCE

WHERE'S MUH PORK RINDS

lol
 
2018-09-12 12:02:28 PM  
Rocket: All right, make sure you only drink bottled water. Don't drink the flood water!
Groot: I am Groot.
Rocket: Uh-huh.
Groot: I am Groot.
Rocket: That's right.
Groot: [pointing to the flood water] I am Groot.
Rocket: No! No, that's the water that will kill everyone! Try again.
Groot: Hmm. I am Groot.
Rocket: Mmm-hmm.
Groot: I am Groot?
Rocket: Uh-huh.
Groot: [goes to drink the flood water] I am Groot.
Rocket: No! That's exactly what you just said! How is that even possible? Which water is the water you're supposed to drink? Point to it.
[Groot points to the death water]
Rocket: *No*!
 
2018-09-12 12:02:45 PM  

honestlylincoln: Just think of all the business opportunities in selling bottled water! Unemployment is headed to zero and will be accomplished when all regulations are thrown out the window. Anyone who survives will be busy, busy, busy.


If the only measure of how the economy is doing is the unemployment rate then maybe we should just make everyone with less than a million a year in income into literal slaves. Every single one.
 
2018-09-12 12:03:08 PM  

wearetheworld: A new-ish liberal talking point regarding the weather.  Yay!


Found the guy that likes to swim in pig shiat.
 
2018-09-12 12:04:34 PM  
Thank goodness our EPA is as strong as evar !
 
2018-09-12 12:05:00 PM  
Swimming in radioactive pig shiat to own the libs
 
2018-09-12 12:05:49 PM  

Dictatorial_Flair: honestlylincoln: Just think of all the business opportunities in selling bottled water! Unemployment is headed to zero and will be accomplished when all regulations are thrown out the window. Anyone who survives will be busy, busy, busy.

If the only measure of how the economy is doing is the unemployment rate then maybe we should just make everyone with less than a million a year in income into literal slaves. Every single one.


But I've been reliably informed that we are already slaves to the fascist dictator Trump.
 
2018-09-12 12:06:19 PM  

wearetheworld: A new-ish liberal talking point regarding the weather.  Yay!


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2018-09-12 12:06:43 PM  
Don't worry. The next round of tax cuts is coming. They'll solve everything.
 
2018-09-12 12:06:52 PM  
Or everything might be fine.
 
2018-09-12 12:09:03 PM  

abbarach: Oh, how terrible!  If only there were an Agency that could be tasked with creating and enforcing regulations on things like this, to ensure that we're Protecting water, which is part of the Environment!


I'm not sure what the EPA is supposed to do about the ground turning into a river.

New Orleans and Manhattan going underwater weren't great for the local water table, and had Oroville let go there would have been shiat moved downstream, too, but those aren't EPA funding issues either.
 
2018-09-12 12:15:30 PM  
Sure!  Sure!  There might be pig crap in my water but have we at least stop transgender people from using the women's restroom?
 
2018-09-12 12:15:31 PM  

This text is now purple: abbarach: Oh, how terrible!  If only there were an Agency that could be tasked with creating and enforcing regulations on things like this, to ensure that we're Protecting water, which is part of the Environment!

I'm not sure what the EPA is supposed to do about the ground turning into a river.

New Orleans and Manhattan going underwater weren't great for the local water table, and had Oroville let go there would have been shiat moved downstream, too, but those aren't EPA funding issues either.


I think the point is regulations to require them to deal with their waste streams in a more effective manner.

Some of the hog farms are actually feeding the manure pits to farms producing feed stock for bio-ethanol (as well as just directly turning it into bio-gas) last I knew, but it was still small scale as they produce a lot of pig shiat.

Coal ash though... not much to do with that except rebury it, is there?
 
2018-09-12 12:15:57 PM  
Wrong subby -- these things are already environmental disasters, already affecting drinking water.    Florence just means these things will get lip-service by the media for about 2-3 days until they find the next race-baiting story to talk about.
 
2018-09-12 12:17:01 PM  
You mean Freedom Pits, Jesus Dumps and Small Businesshero Sites
 
2018-09-12 12:18:15 PM  
This text is now purple:
I'm not sure what the EPA is supposed to do about the ground turning into a river.

New Orleans and Manhattan going underwater weren't great for the local water table, and had Oroville let go there would have been shiat moved downstream, too, but those aren't EPA funding issues either.


FTFA: After a 2014 spill at a Duke plant coated 70 miles of the Dan River in toxic gray sludge, state regulators forced the Charlotte-based company to begin phasing out its coal ash pits by 2029. Because that work was already underway, wastewater levels inside the ash ponds have been falling, Duke Energy spokesman Bill Norton said Tuesday.

Yep, nothing at all that regulators can do to prevent things like this, or lessen the damage.
 
2018-09-12 12:19:23 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: You mean Freedom Pits, Jesus Dumps and Small Businesshero Sites


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2018-09-12 12:20:23 PM  

meat0918: This text is now purple: abbarach: Oh, how terrible!  If only there were an Agency that could be tasked with creating and enforcing regulations on things like this, to ensure that we're Protecting water, which is part of the Environment!

I'm not sure what the EPA is supposed to do about the ground turning into a river.

New Orleans and Manhattan going underwater weren't great for the local water table, and had Oroville let go there would have been shiat moved downstream, too, but those aren't EPA funding issues either.

I think the point is regulations to require them to deal with their waste streams in a more effective manner.


What regulation would address the local water level moving up 10 feet in three days?

You can try leveeing to a certain extent, but levees have their own issues. A levee holding water out also holds water in, especially when the volume flow rate of water from above is so high.

Then there's the issue of higher level development and changes in ground absorption rate, and how a previously solid design may be compromised by later outside development.  Ask Ellicott City what that game's like.
 
2018-09-12 12:22:40 PM  
I mean, if you believe in the Chinese Global Warming Hoax.
 
2018-09-12 12:23:43 PM  
So what you're saying is now is the time to buy up and hoard Culligan and Pur water filters?
 
2018-09-12 12:23:58 PM  
diluting it will change the taste.
could you put a tarp on it ?
 
2018-09-12 12:26:30 PM  

Nimbull: Walker: Red state governments put businesses ahead of the environment and allowed these things. Let's see how that works out for them.

Pretty much, they'll get to swim in their choices on how to handle these things once Florence goes through.


You make an active choice to shiat where you live and eat, and refuse to listen to any scientific evidence to the contrary to the point where you make it illegal for your planners to do so?

Hard to muster any sympathy, they made their bed, let them lie in it.
 
2018-09-12 12:27:53 PM  
The environment is fake, pollution is fake, the climate is fake,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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2018-09-12 12:28:37 PM  

elvisaintdead: true, but they'll still their pepsi and cheerwine.

don't know which is worse.

actually no.
NC is beautiful (what's about to be left of it). It would be great if it wasn't full of pig shiat and pig shiatty politicians.


Pender sausage too...  Hopefully, my in-laws house will survive the deluge.
 
2018-09-12 12:32:31 PM  

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