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originally posted by: JIMC5499
originally posted by: DeathSlayer
a reply to: schadenfreude
People within the government need to be held responsible. If someone dies from this polluted water than this is manslaughter, possibly murder because the city changed its water supplier at the last minute for no good reason... now all we need to know is the facts as to why? The answer is greed........money.
There are politicians in Flint, Michigan who need to be held responsible and getting fired is not payment for these crimes.
Fine. One thing though. How about we make the Federal, State and Local Environmental Agencies provide proof of why they set the chemical levels where they are currently.
These levels are a joke. Our 3D printer uses a liquid bath to remove the support structure needed to make some parts. The liquid is Water with Sodium Hydroxide. The support structure is Corn Starch based. We have had to buy a 55 gallon drum, a 10 gallon transport drum, a pump, and a catch basin for the 55 gallon drum in case it leaks. when the 55 gallon drum is full we have to have a Chemical Waste disposal company come, empty the drum and process the chemicals. This costs about $1000 per drum. Ok, I could understand this if this was a hazardous chemical.
Sodium Hydroxide is the main chemical in drain cleaner. If I were to make gravy, put too much Corn Starch in it when I thickened it, dumped it down the drain, clogged the drain and used Draino to clear the drain, I would have put three times the amount of the same chemicals in to the sewer, than if I just dumped the 55 gallon drum down the drain.
Before you start arresting people, remember that it works both ways. Some of these chemical levels are set so low because lobbyists for trial lawyers, chemical disposal companies and environmental nuts want them that way. Again it is all about the MONEY. The lead paint scare was promoted by Trial Lawyers, so was the asbestos scam. Google Garlock if you don't believe me.
I have no problem with prosecuting people, but, make sure what they are prosecuting them for.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Detroit seems to avoid any responsibility for this mess. After they found out flint was going to switch water suppliers in 2016, they terminated flints contact after a year leaving them with the river as a water supply.
Detroit missed out on two years of revenue.
Everything went fubar from there.
I was wondering about the water. Obviously you can't consume the water, but can they shower and do dishes without poisoning themselves?
Does lead stick to you and get absorbed?
The only lead poisoning I know of has been taken orally like eating old paint chips. I've never heard of plumbers or auto body workers that used lead in their jobs being poisoned.
originally posted by: Tempter
How big can a water bill be if you don't use the water?
If there's ONE thing this country needs more than anything right now, it's a massive infrastructure upgrade. The work laid in the 50's when the boys came home is all too often overlooked as a catalyst for the amazing growth we experienced during that period.
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: subfab
Home values are so low they probably can't. Median home value is about $19,000. And that was before this disaster.