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Subsistence and sports fishermen who eat their catch can be at a particularly high risk of mercury poisoning if they fish regularly in contaminated waters. Across the United States, mercury pollution has contaminated 18 million acres of lakes, estuaries, and wetlands (43 percent of the total), and 1.4 million river miles. From 2006 to 2008, the number of lake acres under advisory increased by 18 percent, and the number of river miles increased by 52 percent. And many waterways have not even been tested. In 2008, all 50 states issued fish consumption advisories, warning citizens to limit how often they eat certain types of fish caught in the state's waters because they are contaminated with mercury.
So how come poisoning the water supply isn't terrorism? Hey NSA and FBI, I'd really like to know!
If I, wearing a suitable bit of towel-like headgear, were seen dumping something or other into the local water reservoir, I'd be the focus of a nationwide manhunt, complete with tanks, riot geared police and SWAT teams.
How is this not terrorism, for real?
People of the locale where this occurred, please look at it in the proper perspective.
THESE PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO KILL YOU.
The bulk of this mercury pollution could be eliminated with the installation of relatively simple and widely-available pollution-control devices. Similar devices have proved very successful on municipal incinerators, which were once a significant source of mercury pollution.
reply to post by jacktorrance
I'll tell you what you do.
Take some of that dirty, toxic, polluted waste water put it in a few 5 gallon containers (one for each of Dukes officers) and every time they step out of their front door or back out of their garage...Throw it at em'!
This kind of crap is ridiculous, illegal, immoral, not right, senseless, disrepectful, life threatening and infuriating 😡
edit on 3/21/14 by ThePublicEnemyNo1 because: (no reason given)
reply to post by jacktorrance
Fair should be fair in this case. A fine is not gonna cut it.
Duke energy should not be allowed to collect any revenue until they've conducted a thorough clean-up and pay for any damage up-front.
Why aren't there Ever any penalties like this?
Please, please keep this on the radar here at ATS. If there's anything that I can personally do to help, let me know. I'm out west, but have plenty of time to fire off useless letters to congress. I say useless because it would fall on def ears. Your local and national politicians already know about this, yet it seems no one cares..let alone, do something to stop this criminal behavior. I'm sick of it!!!!
There's an entire future generation of children that deserve better...not to mention, speaking as a human, every human being residing on this planet deserves access to clean water...everyone...everywhere. No one should be subjected to this kind of abuse. I currently do a ton of volunteer work for wateraid.org, however, most of my time is dedicated to the African continent. I'm going to make some calls and message you early next week.
This has to STOP 🔴
Should be seized and nationalised....these criminals are not responsible to anyone.....take their company with a huge fine and run it yourselves for Carolinans......the example may start a trend....