posted on Jun, 29 2013 @ 09:40 AM
reply to post by Battleline
I sent emails to the director of the Department of Water Resources (or something like that) and their PR staff, asking where samples are tested and by
which processes they are tested. You can see my emails (and their responses) in the first thread that was posted on this subject. I'll continue
posting their and my responses in that thread.
The problem is that even with the usual tests, children are still getting sick. One poster in that thread said that the tests only look for
bacterias/viruses... but that's rarely a problem because aluminum coagulants are used to kill those forms of life. I think the problem is that
methane, chemically available aluminum, herbicides and pesticides (like Roundup!), and car fluids are contaminating the water - and I'm sure that I'm
not aware of every possible/likely contaminant. Smaller water treatment facilities usually are not able to deal with these things entirely. If they're
only testing the microbiology of the water, they'd be totally missing these things. So when this guy refers to "unfounded" allegations, he's talking
about allegations that don't apply to the microbiology of the water.
I don't know whether it's true that they only test for bacteria/viruses, that's why I asked in my email. I'll bet they only test for what they're
required to look for by regulation (so that will be a good place for me to look in the meantime; it's the weekend now so I may not get a reply until
Monday). Not to mention, it's worth looking into the labs that test the water. You wouldn't trust the FDA to tell you what's safe, why trust that some
vague lab is trustworthy without vetting their staff and history?
EDIT: According to the hollow words of the PR staff, Sherwin Smith (the idiot in question) is "sorry" for his misplaced judgment. I asked what was
being done to deal with his incompetence... whether he would be replaced, or whether his mental health and integrity were being investigated. I'm not
a Tennessee resident, so I can only hold his feet so close to the fire, I'm sure if it comes to it they will use that fact to cut off communication
It's worth noting that his remarks generated enough outrage that the department had to draft a pre-written response to deal with incoming
accusations and questions. So initially they are getting trouble for keeping him on-board. Now the key is to never drop the issue until he is dealt
with; clearly they think it will blow over. Anyway, you can email or call them yourself (I also posted contact information in the other thread) if you
think I've missed anything in my emails or if you just want to air your grievances yourself.
I've asked them multiple times to provide Mr. Smith's contact information or to direct me to somebody else that could; if I can get it, I'll provide
it. The guy clearly needs to be heavily reeducated.
edit on 29-6-2013 by Samtzurr because: Comments on Sherwin Smith specifically