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(Washington Post)   Need to get rid of a lake of industrial waste? Just pump it into Tampa bay and into the underground aquifer of course. Need to pay for that? Just use money from the Covid relief bill of course   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Algal bloom, Sunshine Skyway Bridge, local officials, Tampa Bay, Water, Algae, local governments, Piney Point plant  
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2196 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Apr 2021 at 3:35 PM (4 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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4 days ago  
Those losses aren't going to socialize themselves.
 
4 days ago  
It's a shame all that toxic waste is being contaminated by Florida.
 
4 days ago  
'Murica
 
4 days ago  
Are we ever going to make extraction and chemical companies stop cashing in while they trash the environment, then bailing and sticking the public with the cleanup? FFS.
 
4 days ago  
"radioactive-phosphate"

Yeah, you gotta love this scaremongering.  But whatever gets those clicks I guess.
I mean, it's technically true though, which is the best kind of true.

The only place I've seen tell the truth about this spill is NPR.

*It's about as radioactive as a bunch of bananas, but still a little less so than your granite countertop.
 
4 days ago  
The Florida department of Environmental Protection says the water isn't radioactive.

I wonder if Art Robinson is available to propose just making concrete blocks with the water.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
How doesnt that stuff get your corporation seized and all those who ordered that go to prison for life?

FFS. Whats it gonna take for these bastards to pay? Do the average guy need to find where these scumbags live and one day show up with a baseball bat when they're mowing the lawn or what?
 
4 days ago  

Bazzlex001: The Florida department of Environmental Protection says the water isn't radioactive.


It isn't radioactive.

It does contain a lot of other shiat that will cause a big algae bloom and Fishkill though, and that's the big issue.
 
4 days ago  
if just one drop tests positive for covid...it has covid.
 
4 days ago  

patrick767: Are we ever going to make extraction and chemical companies stop cashing in while they trash the environment, then bailing and sticking the public with the cleanup? FFS.


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4 days ago  
Good, I hope a 20 foot wall of radioactive water wipes Tampa off the face of the Earth.
Especially the Chinese restaurants.

Theyre just the worst.
 
4 days ago  
The owner of that plant should have been shot.

Actually, every business owner that does shiat like this should be shot. The regulatory agency employees that let this happen should be shot.

I have no farking use for humans that are this farking selfish.
 
4 days ago  
They're just being held back by unnecessary EPA regulations!

No seriously, I've had an IRL conversation with a guy who thinks we need to abolish the EPA and OSHA, then the big bucks will start trickling down...
 
4 days ago  

ThatSillyGoose: Bazzlex001: The Florida department of Environmental Protection says the water isn't radioactive.

It isn't radioactive.

It does contain a lot of other shiat that will cause a big algae bloom and Fishkill though, and that's the big issue.


I guess I didn't link those thoughts very well.  Art Robinson is an Oregon nutter that wants to store nuclear waste in sidewalks because it's totally safe and not at all a terrible idea.  He's also obsessed with pee and apparently has bottles of pee all over his house.

So if you just make concrete out of all that water, it will obviously solve the problem.
 
4 days ago  
I often make a fire in the backyard and let the kiddos roast some marshmallows. I tell them about the carbon cycle, greenhouse gases, and how the little fire in front of us is contributing to global warming. "Although the future may seem scary or dark, at least we are doing our part in sinking Florida," I say with assurance.

Needless to say, the children are hopeful about the future.
 
4 days ago  

lolmao500: How doesnt that stuff get your corporation seized and all those who ordered that go to prison for life?


Because there is no corporation left to seize
The company that created this issue in the first place went bankrupt and abandoned this phosphate mine.
The land has since been managed by the county.
 
4 days ago  

MizzouFTW: The owner of that plant should have been shot.

Actually, every business owner that does shiat like this should be shot. The regulatory agency employees that let this happen should be shot.

I have no farking use for humans that are this farking selfish.


The irony of saying you have no use for a person who isn't useful to you and calling them selfish made me giggle.
 
4 days ago  
COVID deaths are declining. Have to make up for it somehow.
 
4 days ago  
  Again, can't open the article.  How many papers does one need to subscribe to in order to read them.  I am subscribed to some in Canada.  And it's more than enough for me!
 
4 days ago  
At this point they just need to drain every single holding pond into Tampa Bay.
 
4 days ago  

ThatSillyGoose: lolmao500: How doesnt that stuff get your corporation seized and all those who ordered that go to prison for life?

Because there is no corporation left to seize
The company that created this issue in the first place went bankrupt and abandoned this phosphate mine.
The land has since been managed by the county.


Well then, who are the corporation's former managers? We should put them in prison for life for polluting large swaths of Florida and leaving no money for pollution mitigation.
 
4 days ago  
Things like this is one of the reasons we should still have public floggings with bullwhips.
 
4 days ago  

ThatSillyGoose: Bazzlex001: The Florida department of Environmental Protection says the water isn't radioactive.

It isn't radioactive.

It does contain a lot of other shiat that will cause a big algae bloom and Fishkill though, and that's the big issue.


Fish are dicks.  Kill them suckers!
 
4 days ago  

dothemath: Good, I hope a 20 foot wall of radioactive water wipes Tampa off the face of the Earth.
Especially the Chinese restaurants.

Theyre just the worst.


Geez what did Tampa do to you?
 
4 days ago  

merlinsbeard: At this point they just need to drain every single holding pond into Tampa Bay.


I'd fill the CEOs swimming pool with it.
 
4 days ago  

DarkSoulNoHope: ThatSillyGoose: lolmao500: How doesnt that stuff get your corporation seized and all those who ordered that go to prison for life?

Because there is no corporation left to seize
The company that created this issue in the first place went bankrupt and abandoned this phosphate mine.
The land has since been managed by the county.

Well then, who are the corporation's former managers? We should put them in prison for life for polluting large swaths of Florida and leaving no money for pollution mitigation.


Hey now!  You're talking crazy!  Florida is one of the few real safe places to stash assets in bankruptcy.  Can't rock that boat!
 
4 days ago  

CocoNutz: dothemath: Good, I hope a 20 foot wall of radioactive water wipes Tampa off the face of the Earth.
Especially the Chinese restaurants.

Theyre just the worst.

Geez what did Tampa do to you?


A sailor showed him the submarine?
 
4 days ago  
What's the worst that could happen?

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4 days ago  

bughunter: What's the worst that could happen?

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One of those weird films where the government was the good guy protecting New York City from environmental damage (remember, their proton packs were "unlicensed nuclear accelerators"), but because he was a jerk about it, that makes him wrong.
 
4 days ago  
We seemingly think that we don't need air or water to live, and at some point, mother nature will remind us all.  Yet another case of the waste isn't part of the cost equation.  Just like smokers and oil companies should pay for the disposal of their waste products (CO2 etc), these clowns should to.

But then there is a lot of shareholder value to create, and global warming only changes where the rich vacation.

/Florida's 2040 state motto:  Learn to Swim
//Yeah, tool.
 
4 days ago  

DarkSoulNoHope: bughunter: What's the worst that could happen?

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One of those weird films where the government was the good guy protecting New York City from environmental damage (remember, their proton packs were "unlicensed nuclear accelerators"), but because he was a jerk about it, that makes him wrong.


Didn't one of the ghostbusters die of cancer? Maybe the neutrons and gamma rays were causing New Yorkers to lose their dicks too. Totes funny.

/yeah, it's just a movie
//also aware that the ghosts were doing more damage than the shielded containment and proton packs were
///and the lesson is that if we don't worry and be happy then all our problems will go away
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

dothemath: Good, I hope a 20 foot wall of radioactive water wipes Tampa off the face of the Earth.
Especially the Chinese restaurants.

Theyre just the worst.


god now the water's radioactive AND racist
 
4 days ago  

oopsboom: dothemath: Good, I hope a 20 foot wall of radioactive water wipes Tampa off the face of the Earth.
Especially the Chinese restaurants.

Theyre just the worst.

god now the water's radioactive AND racist


no wait its trying to destroy florida
its probably communist too
 
4 days ago  

ThatSillyGoose: lolmao500: How doesnt that stuff get your corporation seized and all those who ordered that go to prison for life?

Because there is no corporation left to seize
The company that created this issue in the first place went bankrupt and abandoned this phosphate mine.
The land has since been managed by the county.


If we can make the postal service pay for employee healthcare 75 years in advance, we can make mining companies set aside money to clean up their mess.
 
4 days ago  
All's well that ends well. This, however, is measurably awful.
 
4 days ago  
I got downvoted to hell on reddit for saying that the water isn't very polluted, the companies just can't get a permit to release it.  As soon as it was an emergency, they didn't need a permit, and they pumped it out.  The rest was just hype and clickbait.
 
3 days ago  

patrick767: Are we ever going to make extraction and chemical companies stop cashing in while they trash the environment, then bailing and sticking the public with the cleanup? FFS.


Short answer:  No.

Long answer:  Nooooooo.
 
3 days ago  

caljar: I got downvoted to hell on reddit for saying that the water isn't very polluted


"People" like you always fail when it comes to the "Drink some, you hypocrite" part of the exam.
 
3 days ago  

DarkSoulNoHope: ThatSillyGoose: lolmao500: How doesnt that stuff get your corporation seized and all those who ordered that go to prison for life?

Because there is no corporation left to seize
The company that created this issue in the first place went bankrupt and abandoned this phosphate mine.
The land has since been managed by the county.

Well then, who are the corporation's former managers? We should put them in prison for life for polluting large swaths of Florida and leaving no money for pollution mitigation. following local law to the letter.


While I appreciate your sentiment, the blame also extends to the politicians...and, therefore, to the voters who put them in office, or didn't bother to vote.
 
3 days ago  

PunGent: caljar: I got downvoted to hell on reddit for saying that the water isn't very polluted

"People" like you always fail when it comes to the "Drink some, you hypocrite" part of the exam.


No reason to drink it.  Just pump it into the ocean, the phosphate is a normally found fertilizer that will happily grow some algae.
 
3 days ago  
The $200 million to do this would come from President Biden's covid-recovery package.


Free-market folks.

don't charge the assholes that did the damage and are still in busisness.  better that I pay a for it.
 
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