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Contaminant found in Duncan water wells

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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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Contaminant found in Duncan water wells


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Of about 40 water wells tested in Duncan, roughly 18 showed high levels of contamination. While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is just considering proposing a regulatory drinking water limit of the chemical, Bowcock said a level of 16 parts per billion is considered significant. The Calloway family's water tested at 194 parts per billion. The Wilkerson family's water test showed the contaminant at 2 parts per billion. One family's well water contained nearly 30,000 parts per billion.“
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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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I am from Duncan, OK. Luckily I live just South of Duncan and on rural water so I'm grateful I'm not being affected.

Halliburton was founded in Duncan, OK in 1919 by Mr. Earle P. Halliburton. This company helped to shape our town after nearly 100 years. I was proud as a child to live in the town in which this massive company was founded and still does business, but after all the gov't contracting they've done abroad and supposed concentration camps here in the US I am now sickened by them.

With only about 30,000 residents, many are employed by Halliburton.
Without Halliburton, this town would be next to nothing.

Now this surfaces. . . It makes me sick to be affiliated with even Halliburton's home town!

This is the worst they've seen for ammonium perchlorate contamination since 1983! RIDICULOUS!

These people affected should be compensated, but Erin Brockovich and her cronie Bob Bowcock do not want to press charges! They just want Halliburton "to make things right."

In my opinion, I think Halliburton should correct the water issue and get everyone who currently is tapping from the wells, rural water, and also I think compensation is in order.

Halliburton makes me SICK!

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posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 12:41 PM
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That's Karma I guess.


*Without joking, it IS sad that the people usually depending on these companies for their own preservation are also victim of the devastating effects the company has on it's areas of operation...

We are all guilty of using oil, although I drive to work partially in an electric vehicle and cycle.. I do fly occasionally,
use lots of cheap plastic products that usually end up in the bin after a short while..

Problem is that the industries are not regulated enough due to corruption.

In the end it's our own mistake to allow the fat cats to get fatter.. It's time to demand our money back.

Really... it's time. A family like Rothchild can pay an average countries citizen over 100 years a 1000$ per months. Men, women and children...

SICK cause that's OUR MONEY stolen by their ancestors by putting the common man down.

lets get one thing straight.. we will have to use the same laws they use to drain the earth from it's resources by changing them. Violence is simply not an option, it's time to start walking to the banks and simply ask your money back once they are gone it will be a new day.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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sure, we are all guilty of using oil and making the fat cats fatter . . . but the cause wasn't anything oil related


Halliburton used to perform government contract work involving removing and burning spent missile fuel contained in missile casings.


and as far as removing money from banks, done & done! . . . more people need to follow suit!!



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 01:28 PM
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I don't know if your town is incorporated or actually part of the company itself ( I heard that many such towns have their 'mayors' etc. assigned by the company, but that might not be true for you).

If the town is a separate entity from Haliburton (which would be hard to believe since they own just about everything) you may want to request a town meeting via your town hall to discuss the potential issues and ask what is going to be done on your behalf by your representatives to remedy this contamination.

Meanwhile I would ask the school nurse and local physicians if they are willing to comment on the state of the town's health. Just some food for thought.

By the way, between hating and being angry, choose angry. It's best to travel lightly, and hatred is a heavy burden which can lead you to act unwisely.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 01:36 PM
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You know how Camp Lejeune's polluted water is a big issue because it poisoned alot of Marines and their families?


Obama's Federal EPA is issuing DOD a waiver this year for the TCE in the bottom of the Guam Water Table.

And the US Marines will be moving to Guam and will be drinking/showering in it with their kids.

Atleast Obama waivered the TCE.....why doesn't he waiver the TCE at Camp Lejeune?



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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I'm from Duncan as well and luckily I am on city water.

I've been watching all of this unfold and I could have SWORN that in the beginning, it was stated on KSWO Channel 7 news one morning, perhaps two or three weeks ago, that the affected residents were told ONLY not to drink the water and then were told later on not to bathe in it, give it to pets, etc... I can hear that guy Monte, the morning news anchor, saying something along the lines of "While affected residents were previously told not to drink the contaminated well water, they are now being advised not to allow pets to consume the water and not to bathe in the water."

Lurker, do you recall seeing anything like this? I've searched thru a bunch of news articles on this and am not seeing it anywhere


The reason it sticks so clearly in my mind is because there had been several threads on here about the lack of disclosure relating to Fukushima and the Nebraska nuclear plant. I remember thinking to myself at the time "Wow. Here we go again with the whole "Everything is safe, folks. Oh wait. Okay, we fibbed a little; it's not that safe. In fact, it's not safe at all...." garbage. And in digging thru the news articles today, I'm noticing a pattern of playing it all down. They make it sound like because it is not a known carcinogen, it's not that bad. Lol. Yeah, because a sluggish or non-functioning thyroid gland is no big deal...



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 03:39 PM
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The original cited article talks about 400 residents meeting Tuesday night with none other than Erin Brokovich. There is a new water tower out on the north side of town that was finished 6-8 months ago. I wonder how long Halliburton knew about this abomination?

I wouldn't settle for just replacement water systems as suggested by the article. I would expect compensation. People were environmentally aware during the times that they were burning this fuel. They must have known it could affect the locals. Halliburton needs to take one in the gut instead of just "making things right." They ARE the enemy in my eyes. Maybe just a small part of TPTB but still part of it!



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 03:49 PM
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A local fellow ATSer! Thanks for contributing!

I personally don't watch the TV all too much. Hulu is a good friend of mine.
I honestly don't stay up on local news. Always just a bunch of meth labs being busted & the norm so I don't pay much attention any more.

This was brought to my attention last night. My wife working at Homeland had heard that Erin Brokovich was in town & why!! I was appalled and felt encouraged to post this.

She or a friend also mentioned not being able to bathe in it but I had forgotten by the morning! This could just be a rumor, but if you say you saw it on KSWO then I'm sure there's legitimacy behind it.
edit on 28-7-2011 by lurker007 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 03:58 PM
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This sounds quite serious! Sounds like Camp Lejeune needs to be shut down and taken care of properly.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 04:55 PM
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Lol... I was very surprised to see someone else from Duncan posting on here! Small world, eh?

I'm not much for TV or local news, but I do turn on channel 7 in the morning and watch/listen as I'm getting ready for work and whatnot. I'll try to dig some more on the interwebs tonite and see if I can find a report that jives with what I heard...

I have a love/hate relationship with Halliburton. My father is a "frac rat" and retired from Halliburton about ten years ago. So on the one hand, I feel guilty for bashing them; That dirty oil money supported me and my entire family and I realize how good I had it as a kid. My mom never had to work; she was able to stay home and be the home-room mom, the PTA mom, the girl scout troop leader, etc. There aren't hardly any jobs like that (meaning a job which pays well enough to support an entire family without the other spouse having to work too) to be had anymore, you know? On the other hand, we all know what this company is all about: profits. And they don't care how they get them. They don't care when they lay off hundreds of young people with small kids at home. They don't really give a rat's patootie about the environment or the EPA, either. They only care about how much they can get by with and NOT GETTING CAUGHT.

I would be willing to bet they knew about this for a while (at least) before they came forward with this info.

Additionally, with all of the oil production in Stephens county, I'd bet good money that there are lots of folks drinking contaminated water around here...



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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I am also from Duncan. The thing that nobody is talking about is that the contaminated wells all come from the underground spring that runs from the Lawton/Duncan Y to Camelback road. If the wells are contaminated so is the spring. Almost everyone in that area is tapped into that spring with the exception of the casino which is on city water. I grew up in that area and lived just North of the old Balthrop salvage yard. My father found out about the spring when Halliburton did underground surveys on our land looking for oil back in the 1980's. There is also a dump site on Gatlin road where they buried drums containing god knows what.



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 06:07 PM
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Howdy fellow OKLA residents. I don't watch much TV so I hadn't heard about this. Have friends down in the general area. Drive into this area often.

Hope that you all get some $$$ from Halliburton (and they do something to clean up the mess).



posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by lurker007


I am from Duncan, OK. Luckily I live just South of Duncan and on rural water so I'm grateful I'm not being affected.

Halliburton was founded in Duncan, OK in 1919 by Mr. Earle P. Halliburton. This company helped to shape our town after nearly 100 years. I was proud as a child to live in the town in which this massive company was founded and still does business, but after all the gov't contracting they've done abroad and supposed concentration camps here in the US I am now sickened by them.

With only about 30,000 residents, many are employed by Halliburton.
Without Halliburton, this town would be next to nothing.

Now this surfaces. . . It makes me sick to be affiliated with even Halliburton's home town!

This is the worst they've seen for ammonium perchlorate contamination since 1983! RIDICULOUS!

These people affected should be compensated, but Erin Brockovich and her cronie Bob Bowcock do not want to press charges! They just want Halliburton "to make things right."

In my opinion, I think Halliburton should correct the water issue and get everyone who currently is tapping from the wells, rural water, and also I think compensation is in order.

Halliburton makes me SICK!

newsok.com
(visit the link for the full news article)


All those involved from Halliburton, and especially those at the top, should be forced to drink the contaminated well water themselves.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 12:37 AM
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Yea I know another person living in Duncan who frequents ATS but never posts, he actually turned me on to this site =P

I've personally thought about working for Halliburton but I can't bring myself to do so. Great money but not worth it IMO
I had it rough when I was younger, probably the opposite of you. . .both parents schooling & working, etc. . .

I was told back in the 90's that they used the site on gatlin rd to clean missiles & such. . . . never thought of environmental effects but I also had no details. . never even knew if it were true until now!

sick people do tend to generate money for big pharma but duncan regional hospital isn't very good. . sure top 100 hospitals (for debt collection probably!). . .I've heard countless horror stories of malpractice & misdiagnosis, especially misdiagnosis . . . this whole county is trash! Only thing keeping me here is family.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 12:41 AM
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Yea that's why Halliburton is hooking residents north of duncan up to rural water. . . that's probably why the new water tower was erected on plato within the past year or so. . .

I'm sure Halliburton dumped all over the north side of duncan and as soon as water was found as you say back in the 80's they had suspicions but of course wouldn't out themselves!

as far as the site on gatlin, I was told that's where the missiles were actually cleaned but that was before my time here so I don't have much insight on the situation at the gatlin facility



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 12:43 AM
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that's not enough. . . . make them drink it for YEARS as some residents have been !!
Hell just put them on an IV for ammonium perchlorate that would work! Years & years of this stuff in one shot. . . that would give me satisfaction =)



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 12:46 AM
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I don't think the news has mentioned a whole lot about it . . . The residents likely received a notice in the mail, I had to find out 3rd hand and ONLY because a big name like Erin Brockovich was in Duncan America of all places!

I won't be getting any compensation as I'm south of duncan on rural water. . .I just hope the affected residents are compensated, especially for medical treatment relating to ANY possible side effect from the ammonium perchlorate



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 09:28 AM
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Originally posted by lurker007
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that's not enough. . . . make them drink it for YEARS as some residents have been !!
Hell just put them on an IV for ammonium perchlorate that would work! Years & years of this stuff in one shot. . . that would give me satisfaction =)


Yes, for years and years....and feed them GMO food and drinks with aspartame as well. Let them have the whole wonderful package for the next several decades.....and hand over all their cash too.



posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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Buahahahaha.... I found it.


As 7News reported earlier this month, Halliburton confirmed that 18 water wells near its Duncan plant are contaminated with Perchlorate. At first they were told that they could not drink the water. Now, residents cannot even bathe in it. Some residents say they have been suffering from health problems for the past few years and are wondering if this tainted water is to blame.


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So all of these people with tainted water wells are making appointments with their doctors to get checked out. I wonder how many of those doctors are going to be truthful? Do you think they will tell these people "yes, you have suffered ill health directly due to consumption of this water." or will it be "Well, you have these health problems but there's really no indication it was caused by the water..."??? Personally, I think finding a doctor in Duncan who is willing to take on Halliburton is gonna be like trying to find an attorney in Duncan who would take on Halliburton: Next to Impossible. How sad is that?



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