Aunt B, We're still waiting for the results of the radiation "sniffing planes" the US sent up to check out the west coast. They announce testing,
then wait for the sheeple to snooze off again.
Forget radon, people down there need to buy geigers and start testing and filming results and uploading to U-tube
Ok, A love canal story.
A little off topic but you'll get some insight into their never changing MO.
First lets have a look at what they admit to dumping in there, before we get to the fun stuff.
"Olsen says the presence of these facilities in the region stems from the former Lake Ontario Ordinance Works (LOOW), which once housed a government
project to produce TNT for World War II, and later a 165-foot, open-topped silo used to store radioactive byproducts from industrial processes
performed in Tonawanda for the Manhattan Project, which created the first atomic bomb."
So radiactive waste
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y.--Twenty five years after the Hooker Chemical Company stopped using the Love Canal here as an industrial dump, 82 different
compounds, 11 of them suspected carcinogens, have been percolating upward through the soil, their drum containers rotting and leaching their contents
into the backyards and basements of 100 homes and a public school built on the banks of the canal.
"By 1978 birth defects such as cleft palates, clubbed feet and extra fingers afflicted 56% of Love Canal residents."
"At first, scientific studies did not conclusively prove that the chemicals were responsible for the residents' illnesses, and scientists were
divided on the issue, even though eleven known or suspected carcinogens had been identified, one of the most prevalent being benzene. There was also
dioxin (polychlorinated dibenzodioxins) in the water, a very hazardous substance. Dioxin pollution is usually measured in parts per trillion; at Love
Canal, water samples showed dioxin levels of 53 parts per billion. Geologists were recruited to determine whether underground swales were
responsible for carrying the chemicals to the surrounding residential areas. Once there, chemicals could leach into basements and evaporate into
Now remember that Dioxin for later.
Ok, my story. It starts in a sleepy little menonite town in Ontario called Elmira. They had a Uniroyal factory [A division of Dow Chemical] there and
everyone thought they were making tires. Nope. With the blessings of the Canadian government they were secretly making Agent Orange. Probably agent
purple and white as well.
We all know how the hippies just loved Nixon, so after they had shut his war down, ole "Tricky Dicky" was stuck with a five year stockpile.
Frank Mckenna [Then preimer of New Brunswick, Now a member of "The Carlyle Group"] bought about one-fifth and decided he could water it down a bit
and spray New Brunswick with it, for the spruce bud worm. Folks weren't told anything other than "keep your kids inside and don't hang laundry
The rest went in bulk tankers round the clock.... 24/7 to.... Guess where? Yep. Love canal.
You can google this but I doubt you'll find much on it. A buddy who drove trucks took one load down there. He said the way the EPA was set up you
couldn't transport multiple toxic chemicals, but it was fine to let them mix in the pit. The pit was 80 ft from the Niagara river, and the dumping
was supervised by a scientist who told him this "mixing" would create 1000's of new toxic chemicals that nobody knew anything about that would be
with us for thousands of years.
My buddy quit after the one run.
A few years later I had docked my truck at a chemical warehouse in east Toronto, and while I was waiting for the guys to finish lunch and load a skid
on the trailer, I had a chat with the the head chemist there. Guess what? He use to work at Uniroyal, Elmira, and verified everything my buddy had
Oh look, this looks interesting.
"Subsequent studies by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry would reveal a laundry list of 421 chemical records for air, water, and
soil samples in and around the Love Canal area.
Out of 421 you'd probably find many of the more common chemicals that you can think of. The benzene derivatives were the most critical as I remember.
Dioxin was a primary toxic compound in "Agent Orange".
A footenote:.... A few years later there was an article in the paper about Niagara Falls home owners suing the city. They have to keep their homes in
good shape because of all the tourists driving by, but it seems the mist from the falls eats the paint off their houses every year. They were suing
for the cost of paint.
I can't imagine why?