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2020-10-28 6:56:14 AM  
This is a bit of a personal crusade for NH governor, Chris Sununu.  He used to be an environmental engineer and spent a lot of time cleaning up PCBs.  The Sununu family owns the state's biggest ski area and summertime use is limited because of PCB contamination.  The suit was filed in a state court and they're seeking a jury trial, which ought to be an easy win for big bucks, plus being the governor, Sununu will be able to make a lot of noise about this case.  I imagine Monsanto will want to settle this quickly.
 
2020-10-28 8:06:15 AM  
So you're saying they addressed all complaints to the Monsanto Corporation?
 
2020-10-28 8:15:40 AM  
Wait, I thought the libertarians had a plan for this
God dammitsomuch
 
2020-10-28 8:43:13 AM  

Persnickety: This is a bit of a personal crusade for NH governor, Chris Sununu.  He used to be an environmental engineer and spent a lot of time cleaning up PCBs.  The Sununu family owns the state's biggest ski area and summertime use is limited because of PCB contamination.  The suit was filed in a state court and they're seeking a jury trial, which ought to be an easy win for big bucks, plus being the governor, Sununu will be able to make a lot of noise about this case.  I imagine Monsanto will want to settle this quickly.


Yeah, we had testing done this summer and are now getting bottled water weekly through a settlement here in South NH.  Still trying to work out if we're better off just putting in high-end filtration in the long run.
 
2020-10-28 9:02:46 AM  
Wow, someone is suing Monsanto for an actual, real thing instead of anti-science quackery?
 
2020-10-28 10:58:37 AM  

TommyDeuce: Yeah, we had testing done this summer and are now getting bottled water weekly through a settlement here in South NH.  Still trying to work out if we're better off just putting in high-end filtration in the long run.


You sure that's PCBs? PCBs are not typically water-soluble or a problem in drinking water unless you're drinking untreated surface water - in which case, your chances of health impacts from pathogens are orders of magnitude higher than from PCBs.

PFAS on the other hand, are pretty soluble/miscible and NH groundwater is riddled with them thanks to firefighting, scotchguard, and Pease.
 
2020-10-28 3:53:10 PM  
Your daily reminder that Monsanto hasn't existed since 2016 (what is left is now part of Bayer), but the fearmongering against it somehow keeps the dream alive.
 
2020-10-28 5:46:53 PM  

Thenixon: TommyDeuce: Yeah, we had testing done this summer and are now getting bottled water weekly through a settlement here in South NH.  Still trying to work out if we're better off just putting in high-end filtration in the long run.

You sure that's PCBs? PCBs are not typically water-soluble or a problem in drinking water unless you're drinking untreated surface water - in which case, your chances of health impacts from pathogens are orders of magnitude higher than from PCBs.

PFAS on the other hand, are pretty soluble/miscible and NH groundwater is riddled with them thanks to firefighting, scotchguard, and Pease.


Right, it's PFAS that we have - over the NH levels, but under EPA guidelines (Thanks Trump EPA!).  Still has me pretty much on the side of anyone else getting farked by water issues created by the drive for profit over planet.
 
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