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(Austin News KXAN)   If you enjoy water, and live anywhere near Samsung's Austin plant, you might want to familiarize yourself with what sulfuric acid tastes like   (kxan.com) divider line
    More: Sick, Water, Environment, tributary of Harris Branch Creek, Austin's Samsung facility, City of Austin memo, City officials, Samsung spokesperson, Austin, Texas  
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2683 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jan 2022 at 7:30 AM (16 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-01-28 7:37:51 AM  
I'm pretty sure that if there's enough H2SO4 for you to taste, you'll feel it.
 
2022-01-28 7:41:24 AM  
Will the taste of Spam be noticeably different ?
 
2022-01-28 7:44:59 AM  
Considering Texas is hell on earth, the sulphuric acid taste really doesn't add to the misery.
 
2022-01-28 7:46:35 AM  
Just turning the river in to a giant battery.  In a few weeks, Texans will appreciate the free electricity.  Uh, 'free' being a lower* electrical rate because the Governor's buds monetized said river in to the Lectrical River Energy Company LLC

*not lower, the other thing.  Higher
 
2022-01-28 7:48:21 AM  
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2022-01-28 7:48:26 AM  
But you Texans got rid of your ecology when GWB was governor and you've never been happier, yee-haw.
 
2022-01-28 7:52:50 AM  
Texans don't drink water no more.  They drink Brawndo the Thirst Mutilator.   Made from 36 electrolytes and other stuff, Brawndo is what Texans drink when they're not drink Texas Beer which also has 36 electrolytes and other stuff.

Oh, don't worry other 56 states Brawndo will be coming to your state as soon as November 2024.  Maybe November 2022 or 23.  Whatever it takes, right?
 
2022-01-28 7:53:34 AM  
Any indication that Texas is pursuing any civil or criminal sanctions against the responsible party is conspicuously absent.
 
2022-01-28 8:01:44 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: Just turning the river in to a giant battery.  In a few weeks, Texans will appreciate the free electricity.  Uh, 'free' being a lower* electrical rate because the Governor's buds monetized said river in to the Lectrical River Energy Company LLC

*not lower, the other thing.  Higher


that will be handy for the next Snopocalypse when the power grid crashes.
 
2022-01-28 8:01:47 AM  
Ask any businessman and they'll tell you.
"Tastes like profit."
 
2022-01-28 8:03:36 AM  
It spilled "accidentally."

Oopsie poopsie
 
2022-01-28 8:05:24 AM  

Likwit: It spilled "accidentally."

Oopsie poopsie


Over 104 days...that's a slow rolling accident.
 
2022-01-28 8:05:36 AM  
Americans: Bring back our JERBS

Also Americans: ZOMG THE POLLUTION
 
2022-01-28 8:07:26 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Americans: Bring back our JERBS

Also Americans: ZOMG THE POLLUTION


The sad thing is I know this won't be the stupidest thing I'll read today.

\but it will be up there
 
2022-01-28 8:14:07 AM  
I'm sure the TDEQ will take immediate action to declare that the wildlife in the creek posed a threat to the plant, and therefore Samsung was only acting in self defense.
 
2022-01-28 8:15:56 AM  
Tangy.
 
2022-01-28 8:19:23 AM  
The division of the company responsible has been...dissolved.
 
2022-01-28 8:20:05 AM  
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2022-01-28 8:24:50 AM  
/in texan...

Samsung?  That's one of dem asieean places right?  Like Kooreah?  Japan?  Well we can't abide by them foreigners...

*ring*. Hello governor. Yes sir.  *click*

As I was saying.  Our friends at Samsung have given us a great gift today....
 
2022-01-28 8:25:44 AM  

danvon: Any indication that Texas is pursuing any civil or criminal sanctions against the responsible party is conspicuously absent.


The article also says it to early to determine what the long term damage is going to be so it's to early to determine an appropriate settlement.  I'm sure they will pay in the end once we know how bad the damage is.
 
2022-01-28 8:49:38 AM  
Texas deserves to be a punching bag for plenty of reasons, but seeing as the Samsung plant is in Austin/Travis County (the bluest, most liberal city/county in the state) this will be addressed in a proper fashion.

But don't let that spoil your fun.

/native Austinian
//lived 5 minutes from the Samsung plant
 
2022-01-28 8:55:21 AM  

Bovine Diarrhea Virus: Considering Texas is hell on earth, the sulphuric acid taste really doesn't add to the misery.


Says the farker from Florida.
 
2022-01-28 9:14:41 AM  
One of the many pleasant side effects when you court big business with tax breaks to help your city "grow".
 
2022-01-28 9:28:33 AM  
Johnny was a chemist's son
But Johnny is no more
What Johnny thought was H2O
Was H2SO4
 
2022-01-28 9:33:33 AM  

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my work here is done
 
2022-01-28 9:46:18 AM  

lakrfool: Texas deserves to be a punching bag for plenty of reasons, but seeing as the Samsung plant is in Austin/Travis County (the bluest, most liberal city/county in the state) this will be addressed in a proper fashion.

But don't let that spoil your fun.

/native Austinian
//lived 5 minutes from the Samsung plant


Austinian? Dude........You aren't from here. Nice try though.
 
2022-01-28 9:49:37 AM  
Every drop of water in Texas has been monetized. Just ask anybody who has to deal with the Lower Colorado River Authority. If you disagree, just take a sip out of the Houston Shipping Channel.

Water flows downhill, and money flows to the corporations - it's the Texas way!
 
2022-01-28 9:57:59 AM  

lakrfool: Texas deserves to be a punching bag for plenty of reasons, but seeing as the Samsung plant is in Austin/Travis County (the bluest, most liberal city/county in the state) this will be addressed in a proper fashion.

But don't let that spoil your fun.

/native Austinian
//lived 5 minutes from the Samsung plant


But the environmental regulations and enforcement meant to stop this sort of thing would be under the control of the state not the county. So the political leanings of the county are irrelevant.
 
2022-01-28 10:04:19 AM  

FlippityFlap: lakrfool: Texas deserves to be a punching bag for plenty of reasons, but seeing as the Samsung plant is in Austin/Travis County (the bluest, most liberal city/county in the state) this will be addressed in a proper fashion.

But don't let that spoil your fun.

/native Austinian
//lived 5 minutes from the Samsung plant

Austinian? Dude........You aren't from here. Nice try though.


Austinite? Austonian like the building? Semantics aside, I lived in a neighborhood adjacent to Parmer/Dessau. I know of what I speak.
 
2022-01-28 10:14:20 AM  
Welcome to flavor country 2.0
 
2022-01-28 10:17:29 AM  

aperson: danvon: Any indication that Texas is pursuing any civil or criminal sanctions against the responsible party is conspicuously absent.

The article also says it to early to determine what the long term damage is going to be so it's to early to determine an appropriate settlement.  I'm sure they will pay in the end once we know how bad the damage is.


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2022-01-28 10:28:37 AM  

Copperbelly watersnake: lakrfool: Texas deserves to be a punching bag for plenty of reasons, but seeing as the Samsung plant is in Austin/Travis County (the bluest, most liberal city/county in the state) this will be addressed in a proper fashion.

But don't let that spoil your fun.

/native Austinian
//lived 5 minutes from the Samsung plant

But the environmental regulations and enforcement meant to stop this sort of thing would be under the control of the state not the county. So the political leanings of the county are irrelevant.


The city WPC is conducting ongoing investigations in conjunction with the TCEQ, the state agency and ultimate authority. So yes, the TCEQ has the ultimate say so (I bow), but the WPC's involvement will speak to whatever repercussions Samsung will suffer.
 
2022-01-28 10:30:27 AM  
Gah...WPD, not WPC.

My semantic is broke.
 
2022-01-28 10:48:03 AM  
It tastes like concentrated citrus and burning.
 
2022-01-28 11:12:56 AM  
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One of my bodily fluids is sulfuric acid. Guess which one!
 
2022-01-28 12:22:26 PM  
That should work nicely on all of that limestone..If you start seeing the ground foaming up..You're in the right spot..

/Lived near 183 and Spicewood Springs / McNeil as a kid...
 
2022-01-28 1:00:36 PM  

aperson: danvon: Any indication that Texas is pursuing any civil or criminal sanctions against the responsible party is conspicuously absent.

The article also says it to early to determine what the long term damage is going to be so it's to early to determine an appropriate settlement.  I'm sure they will pay in the end once we know how bad the damage is.


A large amount of strong acid will neutralize fairly quickly, (and kill many fish) what else was in the wastewater, could there be heavy metals or something with long term toxicity?
 
2022-01-28 1:15:18 PM  

lakrfool: Texas deserves to be a punching bag for plenty of reasons, but seeing as the Samsung plant is in Austin/Travis County (the bluest, most liberal city/county in the state) this will be addressed in a proper fashion.

But don't let that spoil your fun.

/native Austinian
//lived 5 minutes from the Samsung plant



"Austinian"?
 
2022-01-28 1:25:26 PM  

Dinjiin: aperson: danvon: Any indication that Texas is pursuing any civil or criminal sanctions against the responsible party is conspicuously absent.

The article also says it to early to determine what the long term damage is going to be so it's to early to determine an appropriate settlement.  I'm sure they will pay in the end once we know how bad the damage is.

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Their their, its alrite.  They did'nt mean to use the wrong word.  No need too loose you're cool over it.
 
2022-01-28 1:58:00 PM  

BWeed6: lakrfool: Texas deserves to be a punching bag for plenty of reasons, but seeing as the Samsung plant is in Austin/Travis County (the bluest, most liberal city/county in the state) this will be addressed in a proper fashion.

But don't let that spoil your fun.

/native Austinian
//lived 5 minutes from the Samsung plant


"Austinian"?


I've already been admonished.

/thanks for playing
 
2022-01-28 2:55:32 PM  

RottenEggs: Will the taste of Spam be noticeably different ?


Wrong state.

/ was born and raised not far from it.
 
2022-01-28 2:55:59 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Americans: Bring back our JERBS. Also Americans: ZOMG THE POLLUTION


Conservatives: Eliminate job-killing regulations! Also Conservatives: Pray for me, I have stage four cancer, why ME, Jesus WHY????
 
2022-01-28 3:58:23 PM  
My house is 2.4 miles in a straight line from the Samsung facility.

/crows don't fly in straight lines
 
2022-01-28 9:36:09 PM  

lakrfool: I've already been admonished.

/thanks for playing


Nope, not nearly enough.

Austinian?  Austrian?  Did YOU put that Jenga building up?

/ Don't get me started on the Austonian
// And 30 other buildings
/// And the original Alamo
//// Bitter
// FIVE slashies.
 
2022-01-29 5:21:20 AM  
TFA has been amended to reflect that it was not straight acid.

/I work in that building.
//I haven't seen an official statement to the employees
///But then I'm in the contractor caste
 
2022-01-29 6:50:52 AM  

asymptonic: lakrfool: I've already been admonished.

/thanks for playing

Nope, not nearly enough.

Austinian?  Austrian?  Did YOU put that Jenga building up?

/ Don't get me started on the Austonian
// And 30 other buildings
/// And the original Alamo
//// Bitter
// FIVE slashies.


Rainey Street is a beacon to everything going wrong in Austin.
 
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