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FEMA Says NO to West Virginia’s Grant Request for Water Emergency Aid

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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:01 AM
There's at least two "suspicious" things about that chemical spill in West Virginia that contaminated water supplies.

1. A request to FEMA for additional help has been denied.

2. Some bottled water provided by FEMA has been removed due to taste and odor problems.


Anybody's guess eh?

Last month, a chemical spill in West Virginia left more than half a million residents unable to use their tap water for drinking, cooking, bathing or cleaning. The incident also forced schools, bars and restaurants to close.

Earl Ray Tomblin, the state’s governor, declared a state of emergency in nine counties following the industrial leak.

FEMA has been providing bottled water and other assistance since the disaster, but state and local agencies have spent millions of dollars to deal with the crisis. Tomblin asked FEMA for grant assistance to provide the state with federal funding to reimburse it and the counties in the water emergency area part of the costs of the response.

FEMA has denied that request.

FEMA Says NO to West Virginia’s Grant Request for Water Emergency Aid


The bottled water was described as “musty” with a “strong odor” and “a problem with the taste,” according to a news release from the state Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety. The water issues were related to storage, not the coal-cleaning chemical Crude MCHM, which tainted the region’s drinking water.

posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:07 AM
It's West Virginia... they don't count. Seriously. Living in Virginia with my husband's grandparents being from West Virginia, they are left behind on more than just this. It's considered a backwoods, podunk, boondocked, state with jokes out the arse end and while most of those are indeed hilarious... they do get the short end of the stick a lot. This is just one more to add to it. If this had happened in DC, it would have been handled much differently.

posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:18 AM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

We all can see what the obozo administration is doing to that state - and there's a rockefeller involved -

obozo said he would bankrupt the coal industry - even though his EPA is gung-ho on claiming to save us all from all the "corporate" violations in every other part of the USA.

My thought is that there are a lot of other minable minerals in that state, and they can't wait to get the people dead, or out of there. Could be it will be ocean property if they can create a "tsunami" that they keep warning us about......

It's also those "backwater hillbillies" that won the revulotionary war for us.... also, a big help in the civil war ....... They are armed and know how to use them - they are the original mercenary soldiers......... They don't need any stinkin gov't aide to take care of themselves.......

This is really a huge story.

posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:20 AM
reply to post by xuenchen

FEMA is too busy with their other plans to help.
    FEMA Demands Deployable Homes
    FEMA seeking motor home evacuation operational duties
    FEMA seeking bio-medical waste removal contractors
    FEMA seeking secure overnight deliveries of bulk food reserves

Obviously they have other things to do than help during an actual real emergency.

posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:48 AM
reply to post by Bassago

I guess FEMA doesn't understand that clean water is the first emergency response....

Did you see that they ordered 2,900 medals and ribbons for the emergency medical people?

Guess the gov't is planning a "heroic" response to something?????? in the near future.

Wonder if the medals are made of gold - or silver?

posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:07 AM
Wow...really sad. Experience wise back to the 90s, reminds me of how during Hurricane Andrew's aftermath, even FEMA employees had to beg for help for the people.

This needs more attention and action.
edit on 13-2-2014 by dreamingawake because: aftermath*

posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:12 AM
West Virginia is a Coal state and under this current energy policy? That's a bad thing. Politics infects absolutely everything these days, and just ask Texas about those range fires a year or two back where Feds all but turned away.

If West Virginia were another state with solid prospects of voting the right way, so needing a boost to be kept happy? I'm sure they'd have seen a routine approval. Sad..but true as see it.

posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 03:40 AM
It's because they don't care about us. If the US ever decided to start taking out it's own, we'd be the first state to go, even if we weren't rebelling. It's a vicious cycle. The government ignores us, so a lot of our people are unmotivated to live up to their full potential, so they are looked at as "stupid", or "ignorant", or "archaic", then taking that mind set, the government begins to ignore us, so our people become unmotivated, etc., etc.

There's a reason Obama doesn't even come here during his circuit travels.

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