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(Huffington Post)   Don't worry, but Hurricane Florence's expected path will take it directly into nine - count 'em, nine - EPA Superfund sites   ( huffingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Hazardous waste, Waste Pits Superfund, Southern Environmental Law, EPA spokesperson, EPA Regions, Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Harvey, potential discharge  
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2018-09-12 12:49:18 PM  
Trump has to be careful that he doesn't kill too many Trump-voters with his policies.  He may need the public opinion to keep him off of the gallows...
 
2018-09-12 12:51:20 PM  
On the plus side, this will all drain out to the ocean eventually, right?  I mean it just goes away once it hits the ocean.  That's why we dump so much stuff into it.
 
2018-09-12 12:57:45 PM  
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2018-09-12 12:58:31 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: On the plus side, this will all drain out to the ocean eventually, right?  I mean it just goes away once it hits the ocean.  That's why we dump so much stuff into it.


No, it's all going to be sucked up and blown inward.

Oh well. Live by the waste, die by the waste.
 
2018-09-12 01:03:51 PM  
This Toxic Avenger sequel is going to suck.
 
2018-09-12 01:09:25 PM  
Real Americans would just pull up their bootstraps and stick it out!
 
2018-09-12 01:10:16 PM  
Remember kids: you can't spell Superfund without super fun.
 
2018-09-12 01:10:24 PM  
See? Even Southern Baptist God doesn't think we need the EPA! Cheese mold, Lima beans!
 
2018-09-12 01:11:19 PM  
so much security
such homeland.
 
2018-09-12 01:12:20 PM  
I hope you guys are big fans of bloody diarrhea.
 
2018-09-12 01:12:27 PM  
For anyone who wants just-the-facts, no-hype severe weather reporting, go here:

https://spacecityweather.com

This is Houston based, but they will report on hurricanes that threaten other parts of the US.  Eric & Matt are first rate, and they'll answer your questions too.
 
2018-09-12 01:12:28 PM  
If the EPA's monitoring them we may as well blow all the roads back in.
 
2018-09-12 01:13:52 PM  

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dammit.
 
2018-09-12 01:14:10 PM  
 
2018-09-12 01:14:47 PM  

bigfatbuddhist: Trump has to be careful that he doesn't kill too many Trump-voters with his policies.  He may need the public opinion to keep him off of the gallows...


Repuglicans want the US population to suffer a 'haircut' of about 50 million or so, but they intend the majority of the dead to be minorities, ensuring they still have enough useful idiots content with being serfs to their elected Lords.
 
2018-09-12 01:17:46 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: On the plus side, this will all drain out to the ocean eventually, right?  I mean it just goes away once it hits the ocean.  That's why we dump so much stuff into it.


Funny'd, but the problem with these storms is the surge blows water upriver first.  This gives the contaminants a chance to spread over a wider area before the waters recede.
 
2018-09-12 01:17:56 PM  
lol and they tell us that pollution is a liberal lie.
 
2018-09-12 01:18:33 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Marcus Aurelius: On the plus side, this will all drain out to the ocean eventually, right?  I mean it just goes away once it hits the ocean.  That's why we dump so much stuff into it.

Funny'd, but the problem with these storms is the surge blows water upriver first.  This gives the contaminants a chance to spread over a wider area before the waters recede.


I'm sure the hog waste lagoons will be safe, though
 
2018-09-12 01:18:37 PM  
We'll just dissolve the EPA then. No more EPA, no more superfund sites.
 
2018-09-12 01:19:01 PM  
Toxnado? Will there be green lightning?

Toxicane? Hurrioxic? Waste-o-matic Deluge-a-thon 6000?
 
2018-09-12 01:19:55 PM  
My God, fark is full of a bunch if idiots these days.
 
2018-09-12 01:20:38 PM  
If we just get rid of the EPA, we wouldn't have these superfund sites.
 
2018-09-12 01:21:28 PM  
We'll just get everyone in the Carolinas some safety goggles...

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2018-09-12 01:22:07 PM  
You have died of STIGGINIT.

/this version of Oregon Trail sucks
 
2018-09-12 01:22:57 PM  
This sounds scary but these sites are probably not the biggest threat to the environment.  Most of the sites have been cleaned or sealed and are being monitored so even if flooded the spread of materials should be minimal.  Instead we should be worried about active industrial and agricultural sites.  Millions of hog/chicken farms are in the path with waste lagoons that can easily be overtopped.  Chemical storage for businesses can be more easily breached than these superfund sites whose storage has been designed to resist water seepage. Add in the thousands of homes on septic systems that will be breached and the storage of chemicals in homes and on farms and the floodwaters will be a chemical soup even if there are no superfund sites in the area.
 
2018-09-12 01:23:52 PM  

TomFooolery: UNC_Samurai: Marcus Aurelius: On the plus side, this will all drain out to the ocean eventually, right?  I mean it just goes away once it hits the ocean.  That's why we dump so much stuff into it.

Funny'd, but the problem with these storms is the surge blows water upriver first.  This gives the contaminants a chance to spread over a wider area before the waters recede.

I'm sure the hog waste lagoons will be safe, though


On the bright side, if they aren't, it will turn all the rivers a very fetching shade of pink.
Mmm, bacteria!
 
2018-09-12 01:26:05 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Funny'd, but the problem with these storms is the surge blows water upriver first. This gives the contaminants a chance to spread over a wider area before the waters recede.


I picture everything mixing and blending into one giant oozing toxic mess that then gets fairly evenly distributed across the flood plains.  Not good.
 
2018-09-12 01:27:30 PM  
The EPA has declared nine superfund sites in this area since Trump was elected?
 
2018-09-12 01:28:18 PM  
Huffpo is certainly reliable when you want a load of rubbish and political talking points.
 
2018-09-12 01:29:10 PM  
A lot of innocent people and animals could be harmed because of the evil/ignorance of the morons who made these messes and refuse to deal with them.

People really suck sometimes, and I hope it's not time to pay the piper.  We have this great planet and we trash it.  Tragic.
 
2018-09-12 01:29:18 PM  
Remember when the democrats did the same thing before Katrina hit?........good to know idiocracy is bipartisan.
 
2018-09-12 01:32:47 PM  

Jake Havechek: I hope you guys are big fans of bloody diarrhea.


Don't worry: the heavy metal laced coal ash will kill the shiat pathogens. GOD HAS A PLAN.
 
2018-09-12 01:34:00 PM  

flypusher713: For anyone who wants just-the-facts, no-hype severe weather reporting, go here:

https://spacecityweather.com

This is Houston based, but they will report on hurricanes that threaten other parts of the US. Eric & Matt are first rate, and they'll answer your questions too.


Except they're not, so, thanks for nothing.
 
2018-09-12 01:34:51 PM  
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2018-09-12 01:36:58 PM  

genner: Remember when the democrats did the same thing before Katrina hit?........good to know idiocracy is bipartisan.


What?  Are you making a funny, or are you a moron?
 
2018-09-12 01:38:18 PM  
And dont forget about the shiat lakes for the hog farms. That'll be fun.
 
2018-09-12 01:38:27 PM  
If Trump would hurry up and abolish the EPA, we wouldn't have this kind of problem.
 
2018-09-12 01:38:59 PM  
So, this is good, right? We're going from 9 superfund sites to just 1 superfund site. One really big superfund site.
 
2018-09-12 01:39:33 PM  
I don't think Pat Robertson's prayer wall is working.
 
2018-09-12 01:39:41 PM  

Rapmaster2000: flypusher713: For anyone who wants just-the-facts, no-hype severe weather reporting, go here:

https://spacecityweather.com

This is Houston based, but they will report on hurricanes that threaten other parts of the US. Eric & Matt are first rate, and they'll answer your questions too.

Except they're not, so, thanks for nothing.


Missed the Ars Technica link in their latest post, did you?

https://spacecityweather.com/_amp/s/ar​stechnica.com/science/2018/09/the-hurr​icane-florence-forecast-has-gone-from-​bad-to-worse/?amp=1
 
2018-09-12 01:40:51 PM  
This will not get better.
We need to start thinking about moving shait away from coastlines.
 
2018-09-12 01:41:21 PM  
The politically correct way to say "Toxic Waste Dump"
 
2018-09-12 01:44:55 PM  

GrymRpr: This will not get better.
We need to start thinking about moving shait away from coastlines.


Or building shiat that can handle 400mph winds and flood waters. So every house looks like a water proof nuclear blast bunker with a 150' snorkel attached (or rebreather gear, for the rich homebunker owner).
 
2018-09-12 01:45:03 PM  
Welcome to Toxic America. You know it is out there.
 
2018-09-12 01:45:03 PM  

Jake Havechek: genner: Remember when the democrats did the same thing before Katrina hit?........good to know idiocracy is bipartisan.

What?  Are you making a funny, or are you a moron?


or just posting in the wrong thread........also being a moron........which is kind of funny.
 
2018-09-12 01:50:49 PM  
From someone who sat out Harvey, this is starting to look too much like Harvey.

/I feel some of their upcoming pain
//hoping people get the fark out now while they can
 
2018-09-12 01:51:03 PM  
Does that mean there will be one Superduperfund site or No superfund sites?
 
2018-09-12 01:52:40 PM  
Water cleans messes. Hurricanes have water. Therfore the hurricane will clean everything.
 
2018-09-12 01:52:56 PM  

Myrdinn: Toxnado? Will there be green lightning?

Toxicane? Hurrioxic? Waste-o-matic Deluge-a-thon 6000?


I vote for Waste-o-matic Deluge-a-thon 6000!

That was an apt description of Floyd and I think we'll see that level of hog poop and human-made contaminants again. Not too mention the E Coli and Giardia. Oh, and coal ash that is no one's responsibility. Happy fun times!
 
2018-09-12 01:53:33 PM  
Such hypocrisy.  Who hasn't had super fun ?
 
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