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Re: Pollution
« Reply #150 on: January 03, 2015, 05:56:52 pm »
VERY brief list (it's now at 8,000 and COUNTING!)
of the Harmed by FRACKING:
   :(  :P >:(
-Updated as of December 19th, 2014- *PDF version here List of the Harmed

The following is an ever-growing list of the individuals and families that have been harmed by fracking (or fracked gas and oil production) in the US.

Should you encounter any issues (misinformation, broken links, etc.) or if you are/know someone who should be added to this list, please contact us at pacwainfo@gmail.com

1. Pam Judy and family
 Location: Carmichaels, PA
 Gas Facility: Compressor station 780 feet away
 Exposure: Air
 Symptoms: Headaches, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, nosebleeds, blood test show exposure to benzene and other chemicals

2. Darrell Smitsky
 Location: Hickory, PA
 Gas Facility: Range Resources Well, less than 1,000 ft
 Exposure: Water – toluene, acrylonitrile, strontium, barium, manganese
 Symptoms: Rashes on legs from showering.
 Symptoms (animal): Five healthy goats dead; fish in pond showing abnormal scales; another neighbor comments anonymously

3. Jerry and Denise Gee and family
 Location: Tioga County, Charleston Township, PA
 Gas Facility: Shell Appalachia natural gas well
 Exposure: Water – methane
 Symptoms: Relocated, pond contaminated
http://www.sungazettePond contaminated.com/page/content.detail/id/565860/Tioga-County-family-struggles-with-methane-in-its-well-water.html?nav=5011

4. Stacey Haney
 Location: Washington County, PA
 Gas Facility: Range Resources gas well and 7 acre waste impoundment
 Exposure: Water – glycol and arsenic
 Symptoms: Son – stomach, (liver and kidney) pain, nausea, fatigue and mouth ulcers; daughter – similar symptoms
 Symptoms (animal): Dogs – death; goat – death; horse – sick

5. Phyllis Carr and family
 Location: Fayette County, PA
 Gas Facility: Three natural gas compressors operated by Williams and a dehydrator
 Exposure: Air pollution
 Symptoms: Headaches, sore throats, sinus congestion, rashes, blisters, lesions, respiratory distress, and hearing difficulties; blood contains phenol and benzene

6. Julie Kuhne
 Location: Clearville, PA
 Gas facility: Well blowout
 Exposure: Water -toluene.”…My water test came back contaminated with toluene. So did my neighbors.“
Symptoms: Unknown, replacement water or relocated

7. Joe A. & Sandra K. McDaniel
 Location: Clearville, PA
 Gas Facility: Steckman Ridge gas storage, wells 1000 ft from pond
 Exposure: Water- MBAS in spring fed fish pond
 Symptoms: Unknown, replacement water or relocated

8. Terry Greenwood
 Location: Washington County. PA
 Gas Facility: Dominion Resources Appalachian and Consol gas wells and impoundment
 Exposure: Water (waste pit overflowed into pond)
 Symptoms (animal): Cows – ten dead

9. Carol and Don Johnson
 Location: Tioga County, PA
 Gas Facility: East Resources waste impoundment
 Exposure: Water (waste pit overflowed into field) – chloride, iron, sulfate, barium, magnesium, manganese, potassium, sodium, strontium and calcium.
 Symptoms (animal): Stillborn calves, quarantined cows

10. Mary McConnell
 Location: Bedford County,PA
 Gas Facility: Columbia Gas storage field
 Exposure: Air – methane
 Symptoms: Headaches, breathing difficulties, sore muscles and other health issues

11. Wayne and Angel Smith
 Location: Bedford County, PA
 Gas Facility: Spectra Energy Steckman Ridge storage field, pipelines, compressor stations
 Exposure: Air, water – arsenic
 Symptoms: Various health ailments
 Symptoms (animal): Death – 5 cows, 3 dogs, 12 chickens and 4 cats

12. Steve and Jacki Schilke
 Location: Williston Basin, ND
 Gas Facility: Oasis gas wells
 Exposure: Water- magnesium, manganese, boron and strontium and sulfates; air – benzene, methane, chloroform, butane, propane, toluene and zylene
 Symptoms: Lightheadedness, dizzy and trouble breathing, at times can’t walk without cane
 Symptoms (animal): Dogs and cows sick, death

13. Mark and Sandy Mangan
 Location: Medina County, Ohio
 Gas Facility: Gas well
 Exposure: Air; water – salts, methane and cement
 Symptoms: Unknown, replacement water or relocated

14. William and Stephanie Boggs (Stephanie deceased, age 47)
 Location: Medina County, Ohio
 Gas Facility: Landmark 4 LLC gas well
 Exposure: Water, land, air
 Symptoms: Unknown,replacement water or relocated

15. Susan Wallace Babbs
 Location: Parachute, CO
 Gas Facility: Gas wells
 Exposure: Air- benzene, tetrachloroetheneand 1,4-dichlorobenzene
 Symptoms: Vomiting, diarrhea, lesions, pain, elevated heart rate
*Wallace Babbs’ symptoms mirror those reported by neighbors living near her ranch in Parachute, CO, and by dozens of residents of communities across the country that have seen the most extensive natural gas drilling.

16. Beth and Bill Strudley and sons
 Location: Garfield County, CO
 Gas Facility: Antero Resources gas well
 Exposure: Water; air
 Symptoms: Rashes, nosebleeds, blackouts, (relocated)
 (drilling by the Anschutz Exploration Corp. in New York contaminated the drinking water of  nine families.)

17. Floyd and Lisa Green
 Location: Garfield County, CO
Exposure: Air
 Gas Facility: Gas wells, condensate tanks
 Symptoms: Nosebleeds, headaches, nausea, muscle spasms, (relocated)
 Symptoms (animal): Chicken death, goat gave birth to a head

18. Beth Voyles
 Location: Washington County, PA
 Gas Facility: Range Resources frack waste impoundment and gas wells
Exposure: Air, water
 Symptoms: Rashes, blisters, inability to concentrate, light-headedness,nose bleeds, lethargy; benzene, toluene and arsenic in blood and urine
 Symptoms (animal): Farm animals and dogs suddenly died, other dogs aborted pregnancies, stillborn offspring

19. Jeremiah Magers
 Location: Cameron, WV
 Gas Facility: Chesapeake well fracked, 1200 feet from water tank.
 Exposure:  Water-methane
 Symptoms: Unknown, replacement water or relocated

20. Dennis and Tamera Hagy and sons
 Location: Jackson County, WV
 Gas Facility: Equitable gas wells 1,080 feet away
Exposure: Water – arsenic, lead, barium and Bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, radon levels were 1,233 pCi/l with the maximum contaminant level set at 300.
 Symptoms: Neurological symptoms, headaches, rashes, and vomiting, eyes burning, oddly tired; one son spitting up blood

21. Danny and Sharon Kinney
 Location: Salem, WV
 Gas Facility: Antero Resources gas well
 Exposure: Water – arsenic at .060
 Symptoms: Unknown, replacement water or relocated; cracking house foundation

22. Bonnie Hall
 Location: Wetzel County, WV
 Gas Facility: Chesapeake gas wells
 Exposure: Water – acrylonitrile, benzene, and styrene
 Symptoms (animal): Horses refused to drink the water
“Neighbors had suffered declining health…”

23. James and Ruth Parsons
 Location: Ripley, WV
 Gas Facility: Fracked well within 600 feet of well casing
 Exposure: Water-high levels of pollutants and contaminates
 Symptoms: Unknown, replacement water or relocated

24. Leann Kiner
 Location: Harrison County, WV
 Gas Facility: Antero gas well
 Exposure: Water – arsenic
 Symptoms: Unknown, replacement water or relocated

25. Lorrie Squibb
 Location: Flower Mound, TX
 Gas Facility: Intensive gas production
 Exposure: Air
 Symptoms: Multiple myeloma, a blood cancer

26. John Barnes’ niece
 Location: Masontown, PA
 Gas Facility:  Gas well 200 ft away
 Exposure: Water – barium
 Symptoms: Comatose state for three weeks, liver failed and lungs filled with fluid

27. Janet and Fred McIntyre and family
 Location: Butler County, PA
 Gas Facility: Rex gas wells
 Exposure: Air; water – high levels of iron, manganese and toluene, high levels of chloromethane and t-butyl alcohol
 Symptoms: Aches, nausea and bouts of vomiting, fingernails curling under, hair loss, headache, eye irritation
 Symptoms (animal): Gagging and throwing up blood, diarrhea, death
She lives in one of 10 households near Connoquenessing, where residents believe nearby drilling has affected their water

28. Megan Collins
 Location: Dish, TX
 Gas Facility: Compressor station
 Exposure: Air
 Symptoms: Sinus issues, difficulty with balance and standing, headaches, fainting, dystonia and ataxia, nausea

29. Deborah Rogers
 Location: Forth Worth, TX
 Gas Facility: Chesapeake drilling operations
 Exposure: Water, air- benzene, dichlorodifluoromethane, chloroform, xylenes,
 toluene, disulfides
 Symptoms: Nausea from the strong odors ,nose bleeds ,severe headaches.
 Symptoms (animal): Asphyxiated goats and chickens

30. Sandra DenBraber
 Location: Arlington, TX
 Gas Facility: Carrizo natural gas operations
 Exposure: Air – benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes
 Symptoms: Blood has Ethylbenzene, m,p-Xylene, Hexane,  2-Methylpentane, 3-Methylpentane; migraines

31. Kim McEvoy
 Location: Butler County, PA
 Gas Facility: Gas well 1,000 feet from house
 Exposure:  Water – arsenic and methylene chloride
 Symptoms: Sickness

32. Carl Stiles (deceased at age 46)
 Location: Bradford County, PA
 Gas Facility: Chesapeake gas wells
 Exposure: Water – strontium, uranium and radium
 Symptoms: Barium, arsenic, and VOCs (volatile organic chemicals) in blood, intestinal cancer, headaches, memory loss, and tremors
“There are so many people in Sugar Run who have water buffaloes…”

33. April Beach and sons
 Location: Erie, CO
 Gas Facility: Five drilling pads within a mile
 Exposure: Air; dust
 Symptoms: Lesion in  spinal cord,  asthma, migraines,  severe  auto immune issues,GI issues and extreme pain

34. June and David Chappel (David deceased)
 Location: Washington County, PA
 Gas Facility: Range Resources waste pit the size of a football field, seven gas wells
 Exposure: Air, dust
 Symptoms: Sickness
 Symptoms (animal): Cat – death

35. Sherry Vargson and husband
 Location: Granville, PA
 Gas Facility: Drill pad only 500 ft. from her farmhouse
 Exposure: Water-methane, radium, manganese and strontium
 Symptoms:  Headaches, nausea, light-headedness

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Re: Pollution
« Reply #151 on: January 03, 2015, 07:30:36 pm »
Surly: I ran into this and could just NOT stay away. I concentrated on North Dakota in the hopes of communicating to a certain Fracker Doomer (AND his Gaia worshiping pal who is SUPPOSED to be counseling the fracker to stop this **** or lose a friend! ) the REAL WORLD damage he is doing to ALL of nature, including himself. 

There is no way in hell that the lying sacks of fossil fuel **** that curse the Doomstead Diner (with their endless BULL**** about how "safe" Fracking is when done responsibly, how they are doing it to "help prevent a collapse of civilization",  and how "hysterical" my claims are of the massive damage done to our biosphere by Fracking) can DANCE AROUND THIS (of course they will try  ;) ).

A SUMMARY of what FRACKING has done, AND CONTINUES TO DO, to North Dakota and the life forms that happen to be in the way of Fracking "profits".

12. Steve and Jacki Schilke
Location: Williston Basin, ND
Gas Facility: Oasis gas wells
Exposure: Water- magnesium, manganese, boron and strontium and sulfates; air - benzene,
methane, chloroform, butane, propane, toluene and zylene
Symptoms: Lightheadedness, dizzy and trouble breathing, at times can’t walk
without cane
Symptoms (animal): Dogs and cows sick, death

301. Dustin Bergsing (deceased Jan. 7, 2012)
Location: Dunn County, ND
Gas Facility: Marathon well
Exposure: Air – hydrocarbons
Symptoms: Death from hydrocarbon poisoning

315. Brenda Jorgenson
Location: ND
Gas Facility: Gas wells
Exposure: Air - fumes from fracking chemicals and waste pit
Symptoms: Eyes and throat burn, headaches

326. Darwin Peterson
Location: ND
Gas Facility: Petro Harvester
Exposure: Spill of 2 million gallons of brine
Symptoms: Farm land ruined

335. Daryl Peterson
Location: ND
Gas Facility: Gas production
Exposure: Drilling waste releases
Symptoms: Farm land ruined

336. Linda Monson
Location: Alexander, ND
Gas Facility: Zenergy Inc. wastewater pipeline
Exposure: Land; water - metals and carcinogenic hydrocarbons in the soil, the million
gallon spill wiped
out the creek's fish, turtles, and other life
Symptoms (animal): Wiped out the creek's fish, turtles and other life

351. Jeffery Todd Kinkaid (deceased 2012)
Location: Mountrail County, ND
Gas Facility: Bakken oil rig
Exposure: Tank explosion
Symptoms: Death, burns to 90% of body

580. Victor Boyd
Location: Watford City, ND
Gas Facility: Precision Drilling rig
Exposure: Air - sprayed by a hose carrying drilling fluid and hydrocarbons
Symptoms: Profound burns

779. Mike Krajewski (deceased 2013)
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Halliburton well site
Exposure: N/A
Symptoms: Death

897. Susan Connell
Location: ND
Gas Facility: Brine tankers
Exposure: H2S
Symptoms: Stabbing pains in her stomach, the prelude to a week-long bout of vomiting

1147. Loren Jepson
Location: Killdeer, ND
Gas Facility: Hess Corp. well pad
Exposure: Water
Symptoms: Clay mud and silt running off the drill pad into his stock dam

1197-1198. Bruce Ford and Rod Law
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Statoil well
Exposure: Vapors or fumes caught fire
Symptoms: Seriously burned

1354. Coby A Thibodeaux (deceased 2013)
Location: Burke County, ND
Gas Facility: Oasis Petroleum drill site
Exposure: Hit by equipment
Symptoms: Traumatic injury

1761. Steve Jensen
Location: Bismarck, ND
Gas Facility: Tesoro pipeline
Exposure: Land; air
Symptoms: Oil was "spewing and bubbling 6 inches high, spill covered 7.3 acres. Land is no
longer usable for planting."We expect not to be able to farm that ground for several years"

1777. Anonymous
Location: Williston, ND
Gas Facility: Oasis Petroleum brine pipeline
Exposure: Land – brine spill
Symptoms: Saltwater affected an area of farm field – soil will be remediated

2479. Pat Hedstrup
Location: Dickinson, ND
Gas Facility: Oil and gas production
Exposure: Air
Symptoms: “Sometimes the hay has so much dirt the cattle won’t even lay on it.” Open
range cattle in North Dakota have begun to die from dust pneumonia; cattle reject the dustladen

2480. Shelly Ventsch
Location: New Town, ND
Gas Facility: Oil and gas production
Exposure: Land
Symptoms: Property trashed

2481. Mike Artz
Location: Bottineau County, ND
Gas Facility: Fractured pipeline
Exposure: Land
Symptoms: Pipeline released a substantial amount of saltwater; samples of barley showed
severely stunted growth.

2482. Anonymous
Location: Bottineau County, ND
Gas Facility: Gas and oil production
Exposure: Land - 150 acres contaminated with salts
Symptoms: Owner requested that the site be cleaned up but nothing was done. Several
attempts at planting crops on the contaminated land failed.

REMEMBER FOLKS, all the above are just "isolated incidents" and the "science isn't in" that fracking is bad for you and the biosphere as told us by Frackers and other Fossil Fuel supporting perfidious energy "experts" of various levels of bufoonery and erudite baloney spouting.

Here's the latest three "isolated incidents" that people like MKing and Roamer justify as being "necessary" for them to "put food on the table".  SO IT GOES...

6754. Unnamed creek (Sept. 31st, 2014)
Location: Bowman County, ND
Gas Facility: Denbury Onshore pipeline
Exposure: Water – 2,000 barrel leak of fluids used for enhanced oil recovery.
Symptoms: The water had flowed into a nearby creek and no water could be recovered.
Monitoring will continue.

6753. Lake Sakakawea tributary
Location: McKenzie County, ND
Gas Facility: Oasis Petroleum pipeline
Exposure: Land; water
Symptoms: 42,000 gallon spill of wastewater, damaged vegetation, 6-inches of topsoil

7512. Blaine Otto (deceased 2013)
Location: Keene, ND
Gas Facility: Newfield Exploration well
Exposure: Air
Symptoms: Death

List of the Harmed

Agelbert Suggestion to people who can still add and subtract: Do your part. Tell the truth about Fracking. If you have a friend who justifies fracking, tell him he stops fracking or he loses a friend, PERIOD!

A study by Bloomberg New Energy Finance showed that the cost of renewable energy is now $80/MWh versus the cost of new build coal fired generation of $143/Mwh and new build gas fired generation of $116/MWh.

Myth Busters: the top 4 myths about renewable energy debunked!
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #152 on: January 03, 2015, 09:02:08 pm »

The Dog and Rabbit KNEW before the owner did that the water was contaminated and refused to drink it. The human(s) are sick and ALL the animals and flora are getting sicker, thanks to the Fracking OBSCENITY.  >:(
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #153 on: January 03, 2015, 09:27:58 pm »
More sick people from Fracking.  :P At 4:40 in this video you will see that the ANGER is building against the LIARS that defend Fracking and pretend there is nothing wrong with it. 

PAYBACK is coming SOON to these Perfidious, Prevaricating, Profit over People and Planet Predators.  8) If you are a Fracker or otherwise defend this obscenity, I advise you to NOT relax. You belong in jail and many people are working to see that you get EXACTLY what you deserve. ;D
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #154 on: January 06, 2015, 02:02:55 am »
The Bhopal Of Then And The Bhopal Of Now (thanks to Union Carbide)

Agelbert NOTE: This case is a perfect example of how predatory capitalist corporations keep their "losses" at a minimum when they cause massive injury and death. The conscience free ONE, TWO, THREE PUNCH "save the profits" script was written by Warren Anderson of Union Carbide.

ONE: Buy an influential local official to keep a lid on any deaths and downplay the event in the press.

TWO: Buy the Courts to insure the victims get paid PEANUTS (and only after you drag out the litigation as long as possible so more litigants are DEAD - less people to pay off).

THREE: Pretend the whole thing was a "lamentable accident" and vociferously deny that you were given multiple warnings predicting that the UNSAFE corner cutting CRAP you were doing would result in people getting killed one day (see video below for Union Carbide Criminal Negligence. For the other bastards, see double hulls delayed 20 YEARS on behalf of Exxon Mobile by the Reagan Administration, drill baby drill government blank check for British Petroleum and the Halliburton loophole license to KILL for Frackers). This step may also require some puff piece "documentaries" that detail all the "lessons learned" by all these " responsible" corporate officials involved in the "tragedy".

I am QUITE CERTAIN that this demonic script was blissfully followed in the "handling" of the Exxon Valdez spill, the British Petroleum Gulf of Mexico out of control oil well, and the response by "authorities" in the USA RIGHT NOW when people, animals, plants and land are irreparably harmed by Fracking.

The above massacre began December 3, 1984 -
Predatory Capitalism



This brave documentary is made by a young Bhopali man who grew up listening to his elders' experiences from the night that unleashed one of the most horrendous incidents to have ever taken place -- the Bhopal Gas Tragedy on the night of December 2 -3 1984.

He decided to research, examine and determine exactly what the survivors had experienced in the wake of the tragedy.

From the documentary's description: "And that is when he starts unveiling the true nature of this set of events -- that within the very fabric of the world's worst industrial disaster, something purely sinister yet entirely man-made had taken shape to obscure the ones who died, and how it has only grown in prominence since then to haunt the ones who survived."

A passionate and insightful set of interviews that tell the story of the help that never arrived, the truth that never surfaced and the Bhopal that might forever live in 1984.

--Bibi Farber

This video was produced by Syed Samar Medhi

Agelbert NOTE: OUR Bhopal is Fracking. It's not as dramatic but it's MORE widespread and will ultimately kill a LOT more people AND other life forms! It's the PREDATORY CAPITALISM, STUPID! If you don't think so, you are in for a very rude awakening. 


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Re: Pollution
« Reply #155 on: January 09, 2015, 07:27:35 pm »
Moose67 gives good advice:
Don't buy Smithfield products. The company was bought out by a Chinese corporation in July, 2014.  We can't trust their pet food, so why should we trust the quality of their people food?  It looks so nice and neat from above, but the poor animals confined their whole lives plus the horrible pollution - shut 'em down economically.

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Re: Pollution
« Reply #156 on: January 15, 2015, 09:15:08 pm »

If this Nicaragua Grand Canal environmental TRAVESTY by the Chinese is built, countless rain forest biomes and Lake Nicaragua, the largest fresh water lake in Central America, are:

Nicaragua defies canal protests

Scientists call for independent environmental assessment.   

Lucas Laursen
27 December 2014


Normally, before a major infrastructure project begins in Nicaragua, an independent commission would generate an environmental impact report and the environment ministry would take 6–8 months to review it and make recommendations, says engineer Víctor Campos, director of the Alexander von Humboldt Centre, an environmental non-profit organization in Managua. But those rules do not apply to the canal: a law passed in 2013 exempts the project from standard environmental review.


In 2007, Ortega promised citizens that he would not risk the waters of Lake Nicaragua for all the gold in the world.    This October, he said that he had come around to the idea of the canal  because it would be the country’s fastest route to economic development. The nation’s public sector stands to benefit from the deal: HKND  will pay the government $10 million annually for the first 10 years of the canal's operation, and hand ownership of the canal to the government gradually at a rate of roughly 10% per decade to a maximum of 99%.


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Re: Pollution
« Reply #157 on: January 16, 2015, 01:59:10 am »
Chaplin in the lion cage   

Consider this a pictorial metaphor, an allegory, a morality tale or whatever.

There are two possible interpretations that I came up with; one has to do with
(1)Fossil Fuel Pollution and the other with (2) The Scientific Method.

Chaplin does not get eaten, hence this is a cautionary tale. The common ground in both scenarios is that, in matters of life and death, mistaken assumptions will have negative consequences. In the REAL WORLD, those consequences cannot be avoided.

There are six characters in this video:
   Character    roll played in (1)   roll played in (2)
   Mule (?)     Ethics      Unvarnished Truth
   Chaplin   The Fossil Fuel Industry   Theory of Evolution
   Tiger   Renewable Energy    Probability and Statistics
   Young Lady   We-the-people   We-the-people
   Small dog    Global Warming Evidence   Natural Selection
   Caged Lion   Biosphere      Intelligent Design Evidence


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« Reply #158 on: January 22, 2015, 08:55:00 pm »

Workers receive compensation fourteen years on

After fourteen years 14,000 sick banana workers from Costa Rica have finally received compensation for physical and psychological damage that they suffered after being exposed to the banned crop protection agent Nemagon during the years 1967 to 1979, reports the German website Fruchtnews.de.

It has been proven that Nemagon can cause health issues such as infertility, cancer, miscarriages and genetic malformations.  :(    In 1979 Costa Rica banned the import of Nemagon.

Publication date: 12/18/2014

Chemicals Commonly Used and Their Effects  >:(

Fruit companies use chemicals at almost every stage of growing. Fertilizers are used to keep the soil fertile, herbicides to keep the growing area vegetation free, nematicides to protect roots from damage, fungicides to prevent damaging fungi. Chemicals are even used during the packing process. (http://members.tripod.com/foro_emaus/BanPlan...)

In most plantations, workers are not provided with or cautioned to wear protective safety gear.      Workers are potentially exposed to a virtual Molotov cocktail of chemicals on a daily basis. This exposure without protection is a large contributor to the high rates of negative health effects.

One of the most infamous, Dibromo-chloro-propane (DBCP) is also known as Nemagon.
In the 1950's companies that manufactured the chemical and the federal government were aware of this nematicides chromosome disrupting properties but still approved it for use. In 1977, after a group of factory workers in California were discovered to be sterile after working with DBCP, it was outlawed in the U.S. Dole, however, continued to use the chemical until December of 1978.

The United Nations Environmental Programme presented a case study on Nemagon lawsuits. "I was 21 years old, what did I know? Nobody told us anything. For two years, I applied Nemagon without mask, gloves, or protecting clothing. You pump it directly into the ground. Sometimes, the pressure made the liquid splash right in your face. You could feel the hideous smell across 100 meters" stated a banana plantation worker interviewed for the study. Nemagon has been connected to headaches, male sterility, nausea, cancer, and damage to the stomach, lungs, kidneys, brain, spleen, eyes, blood, and liver.

Other toxins often used in fruit plantations are Timex, Paraquat, and Parathion. One of the primary ingredients in Timex, is Aldicarb. The EPA classifies Aldicarb as one of the most acutely toxic pesticides registered. (http://www.pesticide.org/get-the-facts/pesti...) it has been tied to immune system abnormality, stillbirths and tumors.

Paraquat  , a herbicide, can cause death with one teaspoonful if ingested.  It can also cause permanent lung damage, skin blistering and ulcers, necrosis, temporary loss of nails, dermal burns, nose bleeds, loss of eyesight, liver/kidney/heart failure, and lung scarring.

The neurotoxin Parathion is used as an insecticide that can cause sweating, dizziness, convulsion, cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest, central nervous system depression, paralysis, coma, and death.  (http://www.pan-uk.org/pestnews/Actives/paraq...) (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12554434) (http://www.epa.gov/ttnatw01/hlthef/parathio....)

From Costa Rica to Nicaragua, to Guatemala, the Honduras, Africa and beyond farm workers have been suffering from the effects of exposure to these chemicals. Employees and their families are effected either by direct contact or a result of environmental contamination of the soil and groundwater. The men and women on these plantations suffer from sterility, miscarriages, depression, cancer, skin infections- basically the host of symptoms associated with the chemicals they work with and are sprayed with every day.  


The pesticide atrocity of Nicaragua: Nemagon survivors seek justice after being poisoned

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Re: Pollution
« Reply #160 on: January 28, 2015, 03:42:51 pm »
Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 02:13 PM EST
Pipeline Explodes in West Virginia  

by Fath Gardner

Another day, another gas pipeline bursts—this time in West Virginia, about an hour away from Pittburgh and near the Ohio River.

A number of residents have said they saw what appeared to be a large fireball burning in the sky.

Brooke County Sheriff Chuck Jackson said the explosion is near the former riding stables on Archer Hill Road in Colliers, WV. Jackson said no injuries have been reported and no structural damage has occurred, but several area roads have been closed because of burning gas.

It appears only one home was evacuated and the fire eventually burnt off. At least one home and one power line has been damaged. There were no injuries. The cause of the explosion is still unknown.

Authorities shut off power in the area of Arch Hill Road in Colliers, WV, with some residents receiving their power through a substation.

Follansbee Fire Chief Larry Rea said the weather helped the fire from becoming more of a problem.

Enterprise Products, L.P., said they are working with the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration to determine the cause of the explosion. The company said in a statement that they did notice a pressure drop earlier in the day prior to the explosion.

The gas line will not be in operation again until PHMSA gives their approval.

This is the fourth major pipeline incident that's occurred this month. In Montana, a 50,000 gallon spill resulted in cancer-causing chemicals leaking into residents' drinking water.

But move along, folks. Nothing to see here.  


Agelbert NOTE: Three cheers for NATURAL SELECTION in West Virginia!  Coming soon to Homo SAP apex (see epitome of stupidity  ) predators everywhere.  8)
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #161 on: January 28, 2015, 04:15:43 pm »
Tue Jan 27, 2015 at 02:17 PM EST.

What is causing the mass deaths of seabirds on the West Coast?

Jen Hayden

What's killing off the seabirds at an alarming rate?

Birdwatchers and researchers in the Western U.S. are sounding an alarm about the mysterious  deaths of seabirds:

"This is just massive, massive, unprecedented," said Julia Parrish, a University of Washington seabird ecologist who oversees the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a program that has tracked West Coast seabird deaths for almost 20 years. "We may be talking about 50,000 to 100,000 deaths.    So far."

What's causing the deaths?

The gruesome auklet deaths come just as scientists around the globe are seeing a significant uptick in mass-mortality events in the marine world, from sea urchins to fish and birds. Although there doesn't appear to be a link to the virus that killed tens of millions of sea stars along the same shores from California to Alaska over the past 18 months, some scientists suspect a factor in both cases may be uncharacteristically warm waters.
The U.S. Geological Survey and others have performed animal autopsies, called necropsies, on several of the emaciated Cassin's auklets. They've found no evidence of disease or trauma—no viruses or bacteria, no feathers coated with spilled oil. The birds appear simply to have starved to death.
Uncharacteristically warm waters. At a time when the oceans are warming at their fastest known rate:

In a study out today in the journal Science, researchers say that the middle depths of a part of the Pacific Ocean have warmed 15 times faster in the past 60 years than they did during the previous 10,000 years.
Most of the heat that humanity has put into the atmosphere since the 1970s from greenhouse gas emissions has likely been absorbed by the oceans, according to the most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations-sponsored group of scientists that issues reports every few years about the effects of global warming.

For now, the mass deaths seem to be contained to seabirds. But, scientists warn that it may not end there:

Sydeman predicts that this spring or summer the dying might spread to the salmon and forage fish that eat those same plankton species and then perhaps to the murres or other birds that, in turn, eat those fish.
"I think there's a strong possibility of it escalating to affect other species in the near future," he said.

Let's seriously hope these seabirds aren't our canary in the coal mine.


Agelbert NOTE: "CONTAINED" to seabirds? My what an interesting view of the massive deaths of innocent birds because of what Homo SAPS do. After all, it's ALWAYS been about US, right? Tough luck for other life forms as long as we can industrially heat, beat and treat our way to prosperity and piggery, RIGHT?

Folks, we are WAY past "canaries", folks. Enjoy our Ecocidal Suicide, fellow Homo SAPS in general and Homo Apex Predatorus
in particular.

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Re: Pollution
« Reply #162 on: February 10, 2015, 06:37:21 pm »
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #163 on: February 15, 2015, 04:09:39 pm »
They NEVER get to show up at my doorstep and demand money from me for what I "owe" them, they cannot garnish my wages or file liens against me...and it is because I am not in their debt.

This seems to be the big difference between "debts" and regular expenses (the latter do not represent any claim on your assets). However, I think what JM is pointing out, is that many people end up owing debts on unpaid expenses such as rent or some other service, especially in this economic environment. These debts usually don't become too large, because the service provider will simply cut off service until the amount owed is repaid. If payment is not forthcoming, then they will close out the account and sell off the debt (in the case of landlords, they will simply evict you and use your security deposit towards unpaid rent).

This is where the debt collection agencies come in and start harassing the **** out of you for payment. If the debtor does not succumb to their initial attempts, they may start offering to accept partial payment as satisfaction. Throughout this whole process, they literally bank on the fact that most consumer debtors are unaware of any federal or state protections they have from these debt collectors (the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is the federal model).

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Pub. L. 95-109; 91 Stat. 874, codified as 15 U.S.C. § 1692 –1692p, approved on September 20, 1977 (and as subsequently amended) is a consumer protection amendment, establishing legal protection from abusive debt collection practices, to the Consumer Credit Protection Act, as Title VIII of that Act. The statute's stated purposes are: to eliminate abusive practices in the collection of consumer debts, to promote fair debt collection, and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order to ensure the information's accuracy.[1] The Act creates guidelines under which debt collectors may conduct business, defines rights of consumers involved with debt collectors, and prescribes penalties and remedies for violations of the Act. It is sometimes used in conjunction with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Rarely do these collectors resort to filing a warrant in debt against the consumer, since they are usually proceeding against people who have very few assets, and the few assets they do have may be protected from lien attachments. Of course a lot of this depends on the specific jurisdiction. If an attorney gets involved, then they usually tread much more carefully. All communications must go through the consumer's attorney. If they don't have proof of the original debt owed (many times they don't), then eventually they will just drop it. No need to feel sorry for them though (in case anyone here actually was  :o), because they still make a **** load of money with that business model.

BTW, if anyone reading this has problems with these creditors/collectors, or knows someone that does, and they live in VA, send me a PM! I may be able to help free of charge.

Thank you Ashvin, for giving a dose of logic about truth and justice to MKing. As usual, when MKing can't argue the point with his mindless (and evil) obsession with justifying conscience free predation, he ignores the factual data.

The MKing mantra spewed out OVER and OVER and OVER for the past year or more:
What it is about taking responsibility for ones actions that you abhor so much?

As Surly pointed out and JRM, WHD and JD have reinforced by their comments, the guy is a walking case of projection. He absolutely ABHORS taking responsibility for any and all DEBTS he incurs with the biosphere in general and his fellow man in particular. In order to push this BULLSHIT, he needs to define VERY NARROWLY what "incurring a debt" IS.

MKing's glial cells were infected through a massive colonization (corporate takeover  ) by fecal coliforms. However, I suppose it is better to have one's brain full of sh it than being bat sh it crazy (but he may very well be BOTH!)...

MKing, you are in DEBT WAY BEYOND your eyeballs because you and your kind were SUCKERED into believing you could offload costs onto the biosphere and fellow humans. You SIGNED the planetary pollution mortgage that YOU CANNOT PAY. You are an irresponsible POS! You are a welfare queen on steroids and you are a parasite of the first order.

You are bankrupt. In fact, ever since you made that DECISION about "what life is all about" (I.E. **** your buddy is that only thing that pays.  : ), you became the biggest sucker in the world. IOW, moral bankruptcy, in this planet, is the ultimate cause of the physical bankruptcy in our biosphere that we are now experiencing BECAUSE OF DELUSIONAL, IRRESPONSIBLE SUCKERS LIKE YOU.

I understand why you keep believing we are pond scum. Pond scum does not have to act responsibly.    

Have a nice day. 
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Re: Pollution
« Reply #164 on: February 17, 2015, 02:20:39 pm »
Apparently it's something the CIA is either (a) worried about...or (b) wants to do to the empire's enemies. Not sure which, but neither is good.


I believe geo engineering is quite advanced even though they (quote from our government "we will own the weather by 2025"   ) don't "own" the weather yet. The reflective aluminum particles being sprayed routinely for over a decade now to keep our climate from over heating (see stretching the profits of fossil fuel oligarchs that OWN our government) are having several unexpected results.

1) The temperature extreme ranges have increased in degree span and rapidity of switching from normal to extreme heat or extreme cold. This is killing wildlife.

2) Vitamin D deficiency is now common in the USA when it was RARE just two decades ago. As a medical professional, you know that Vitamin D deficiency can lead to a plethora of deleterious health issues, including giving you lots of dental problems, never mind the weaker bones in growing children, early osteoporosis in adults and less immune system defense of several types of cancers.

3) Allergic reactions to the new toxins ins the air for thousands of different species, including Homo SAPs.

4) There a lot more
but that has to do with government media and medical profession CORKING of the reporting of, medical recognition of and proper treatment of humans experiencing harmful side effects from this profit preserving scheme for fossil fuelers trying to prevent or/and delay global warming.

Anecdotally, I have something to report that has me absolutely raging mad. The temperature is way too low for normal in Vermont. It's been that way for a couple of weeks. That long of a period with temperatures hovering just above or below zero (even in daylight) is NOT Vermont weather and, except for the little ice age centuries ago, never has been.

Even when it gets real cold, the animals survive BECAUSE the longer sunlight period in late February and early March enables them to warm their nests in the day. But when you debilitate the sunlight by putting reflective particles in the air, this VITAL buffer that enables animal life to make it to the spring is gone. This is a DEATH SENTENCE for much of Vermont wildlife that doesn't hibernate.

Today I found an uninjured adult squirrel frozen to death. It was laying on our driveway. It's just another debt the MKing's of this world do not own up to with their profit over planet murderous irresponsibility.
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