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BP dumps mercury in Great Lakes

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posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 12:09 PM

Chicago Tribune

Although the federal government ordered states more than a decade ago to dramatically limit mercury discharges into the Great Lakes, the BP refinery in northwest Indiana will be allowed to continue pouring small amounts of the toxic metal into Lake Michigan for at least another five years.

A little-noticed exemption in BP's controversial new state water permit gives the oil company until 2012 to meet strict federal limits on mercury discharges. In documents, Indiana regulators predict the refinery won't be able to comply and will ask to continue polluting after that date.

I just love these caring corporations!

Don't you?

[edit on 6/8/07 by Souljah]

posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 12:21 PM
You'd think such a caring corporation with the motto "beyond petroleum" might be capable of reading science news and "greening-up" with other corporate concerns to do something... it's not like impossible or anything.

As early as last century research out of Kentucky indicated that "aerogels" and chalcogens could be a superior filtering tech... oh well, perhaps they're saving that for a future marketing campaign. A recent article on "frozen smoke" from ScientificAmerican here.



[edit on 6-8-2007 by V Kaminski]

posted on Aug, 6 2007 @ 01:08 PM
BP, as we know, originally meant British Petroleum. And for some time now it seems like they've been trying to save face (especially) over last years pipeline rupture in Alaska.

Personally, I think they're 'blowing smoke' and find it highly irritating that they are trying to broach the subject of clean, renewable energy when FREE energy is being spoken about by others, not least of which is Nick Cook in his work on trying to find out the truth behind ZPE research and development


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