posted on Feb, 5 2018 @ 02:16 PM
I would say that the policy has failed for more than 60 years of trying to nation build and of isolation and sanctions that don’t really work.
Ecology is an interesting field of study, though most experts will tell you that it is a confined system. Nature can only clean up so much of the
mess and pollution, with the excess being passed along from point to point. One of the best case examples of that would be to look at the remains of
Chernobyl or Bikini Atoll, where the area and thus the animals around are highly radioactive. It is not contained, and it does spread far and wide.
The animals and plant life grow, nature has come back, but the toxic nature of the area remains, that in turns spreads to the animals and plant life.
The same can be said about some of the more industrial pollution from factories, where it gets into the environment and then spreads further than
intended and further causes problems. Yes they moved out of the population areas, but now those areas and surrounding are ever creeping towards once
again where there inhabitation. It is not the planet that we should be seeking to save but ourselves. The planet existed years before man and will
exist long after we are all dead and gone, for about 5 billion years more, give or take a million when our own sun will grow and consume the earth.
Yes those nice sandy beaches are failing as well, be it erosion from increased climate activity, or the fact that it is now covered in plastics that
have washed up from the oceans onto the beaches.
Yes they removed the regulations, but at what cost to the environment? That is never considered, and no system is 100% safe, accidents always
happens, yet when they do, it gets worse and worse, and ultimately the bill is shipped to the people, not the companies that are cleaning up the mess.
And what is worse, is that there are laws that are on the books that prevents other countries from sending help in the way of technology to come and
I mention the Flint Michigan disaster as a good example of why these regulations are important. If you look at the history of the Flint river and the
aging infrastructure and a government that is not interested in the people this was bound to happen and is not the only story out there. But here is
the back ground on such. The Flint River in Michigan is a main water source there. For years the industrial base there used the river as a dumping
ground for waste, both inorganic and organic. The idea was that the city would draw in water upstream and down stream, where the industry was, it
would discharge untreated waste. In the 1930’s fish started to disappear from first the Flint River, and then in the surrounding rivers and
streams. It was not until the 1960’s and after the industrial boom following World War II that the pollution of the river was at an all time high
and people starting to get concerned. What was being dumped into the water was chemical from the auto industry, to organics from the paper and the
meat packing facility, along with run off from the rains and snows, bringing in other contaminates from the surrounding areas. The population grew
and they switched to another water source. Course there were also dumping raw sewage into the river as well. Following the passage of the Clean
Water Act in 1972, it showed some improvements upstream but significant toxins downstream. Then the landfills that seeped toxins into the ground
water also found its way into the water as well. Add in the use of salt on the roads for ice removal and the water was a danger. When it went back
to the companies that were responsible for the contamination, they did what most companies did, sold it cheap and got out of there, like GM. That
left far greater contaminants in the way of heavy metals, like arsenic, mercury, lead, toxic solvents, volatile organic compounds and PNA’s along
with petroleum compounds. And all of that was going into the river. Now the oxygen level was low in this water, so one would get a large amount of
algae growth and bacteria. They pull water out of the river, treat it for the organic, the bacteria and viruses, and then push it through an aging
system of pipes that corroded and added lead to the water.
So while yes the economy is important, but business should also be held accountable for its use of natural resources, if they pollute say water, they
should pay the price for cleaning it up and mitigating the damage that is done and not just sell the site for a very low price and then skip town.
While radioactivity material in the land fill is part of the problem, however if it heats up, and catches on fire, it is the particulates that get
into the air, that is the problem cause then it would travel to far greater areas and would spread. Remember when Chernobyl? The fire cause the
radioactive material to burn and the particulates spread and went west. Or say Fukoshima?
Usually the government does deficit spending when they are short on money for the current expenditures, not for future projects. And this would not
be just deficit spending but an adding to the national debt, for things long past that should have been paid off long ago.
Well perhaps if you did not start making it personal, and making snide comments at the end of your posts. And if you were to consider, that you are
not the only one with experience. Alot of the stuff I am stating in this posting, I have seen first hand. I have seen rivers so toxic due to
industry that cities cannot use the water. I have seen air pollution so bad that there was a court fight over it. I have seen beaches polluted, from
what is washing up.