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Originally posted by grubblesnert
Maybe but maybe not, Pickens is responsible for ruining countless waterwells and other water sources in many partsof the US with the practice of "fracking". He is also accredited for being the "largest owner of water in the United States" according to a source on fracking I was reading.
Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
reply to post by mossme89
I wonder if Mr. Simmons has any family in that area? My bet would be no! Also, doesn't T Boone Pickens own the Texas part of that aquifer? I wonder what his thoughts on this are? There is great money to be made by states that provide such waste storage, but man, me thinks a conflict of interest may be going on here.
It might help to figure out if Simmons and Pickins are at odds or of like mind with their endeavors by checking into their political playmates. Who do both men back and contribute to. What wheels do they grease? Same wheels or different. That 's going to be my next bit of research, barring any ADHD driven distractions
Do you seriously think I am that stupid??
Going off the evidence you have presented in this thread.
People like you make me want to punch things. It blows my mind your even attempting to defend this garbage. WHO CARES if it sounds like propaganda? If that is what it takes to stop this insanity then I am all for it.
PLEASE MAKE MORE "PROPAGANDA" to stop this asinine self serving greedy puke from polluting our country and the people in it. Reading your post has made my blood boil. Not because of the nonsense your trying to spread, but because I realize, sadly, there are PLENTY more mental midgets out there just like you that are more then willing to sail you and your neighbors down a river as long as there is profit to me made.
All is fair is a free market right? That's why America kicks ass, cause we're the only country that really knows how to treat the market right and give it the love it deserves. Who cares about the long term health, well being, and happiness of your fellow countrymen and women! They have the freedom to move somewhere if their tap water starts glowing right? If they all get cancer and die, well that's their own fault for being stupid and not moving. Cause nobody would have stopped em! Cause that'd be communism! Restrictin movement and such...
Your right AwakeinNM! We should all be ASHAMED of ourselves for trying to slime this guy's good name! He is just trying to run a business and earn some money! That's what America is all about!
Originally posted by Indigo5
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Okay, not that I am for this nuclear waste dump, but let's be a little sane for a moment.
How will this place contaminate an entire aquifer, exactly? Someone please explain how a nuclear waste storage facility is designed so that it deliberately pollutes an aquifer, which is basically the assertion of the propaganda presented, and the OP, for that matter.
Please - I'm listening.
Because Sh*& happens.
We can't predict how or when, but let's not create a Nuclear dump site next to an Aquafier that supplies a third of the country with water.
Radioactive-waste leak at Hanford worst in years
Radioactive waste leaking into Champagne Water Supply
Water leaking from mound of radioactive waste near Port Manatee
Radioactive waste leaks at S.C. plant
Radioactive Tritium Has Leaked From Three-Quarters Of U.S. Nuclear Plants: AP Investigation
Originally posted by orangetom1999
What you seldom here verses fear mongering is the actual levels of the spill..What do the radiation techs record on their documentation.
This absence leaves the media to constantly pluck the emotional puppet string of people who know next to nothnig but fear and insecurity.
Originally posted by podnus
reply to post by whisperindave
A few years ago, I was Googling for info on disposing of nuclear waste in the sun. Found a site where a scientist figured the cost, and decided there's not a nation on earth that could afford it. (Wish I bookmarked it. Remember searching again later, and couldn't find it). Some of the other solutions that were represented would leave the future clueless.
source : www.texasobserver.org...
2003: Texas Legislature privatizes low-level radioactive waste disposal in Texas
2004: Waste Control is the only company to file an application for a disposal license
August 2007: Team of geologists and engineers at TCEQ unanimously recommend that the license be denied, contending that the Andrews site is in the “immediate vicinity” of two water tables
Late 2007: Then-executive director Glenn Shankle orders the license issued anyway
June 2008: Shankle resigns from TCEQ
August 2008: Draft license issued January
2009: Shankle goes to work for Waste Control as a lobbyist, collecting between $100,000 and $150,000
September 2009: Final license issued to Waste Control. The license contains numerous requirements that the company perform additional modeling and study of the site, including a complete “hydrogeologic conceptual model.”
In Shankle's telling, over a breakfast of heavily buttered toast, bacon and a Dr Pepper in downtown Austin, he resisted the community group gig when first approached about it. "I told them at the time I don't do protest work," he said. He had grown leery, after a career at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, of the methods of environmental groups, he said, and was unsure that he could fight a landfill while also serving as a landfill lobbyist. "Once you predominantly do industry work, it puts you in an awkward situation," he said. Having survived some health scares, however, he had been casting about how he ought to fulfill God's plan, as he put it. Then, family members who had attended Prairie View A&M; University, a historically black college eight miles outside of Hempstead, opposed the landfill and pressed him to intervene. "I slept on it and prayed on it," he said. His conclusion: Prairie View should not suffer because of a "scar" to the landscape. Prairie View President George C. Wright said his school has not taken a position on the landfill. Shankle now does behind-the-scenes work for Stop Highway 6 Landfill, a group bankrolled chiefly by Bill Huntsinger, a retired Houston real estate developer who moved to Hempstead a dozen years ago. Waller County has no authority to stop the landfill. Shankle will guide the group in trying to stymie the landfill in the state and federal regulatory process. Shankle also will try to influence lawmakers when they return to Austin for the next legislative session.