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Flooding in Midland, Michigan: May Release Dioxins

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by chemgator, May 23, 2020.

  1. chemgator

    chemgator GC Hall of Fame

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    Flood raises fears of pollution at Michigan toxic waste site

    Dow Chemical was working on cleaning up a stretch of riverbank 50 miles long over the last 14 years, with 5 out of 7 sections complete. The areas around the river were polluted with dioxins (a carcinogen) from the early 1900's. Then two dams burst last week, and the river flooded.

     
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  2. BLING

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    Oops.
     
  3. GatorNorth

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    Do the Michiganders in Flint even have clean drinking water yet?
     
  4. gatordavisl

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    That state just can't catch a break. DeVos, Flint, Covid, gunmen in the capital, and now the flood.
     
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  5. RIP

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    Yikes.
     
  6. duchen

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    We really need to improve our infrastructure
     
  7. Emmitto

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    That dam had been essentially condemned for 20 years, aside from the toxic dump.

    I don’t have much love for FERC but they were right here, across multiple admins.
     
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  8. GatorFanCF

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    you forgot Harbaugh :eek:
    He only strengthens your point
     
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  9. slayerxing

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    The us has the infrastructure of a 3rd world country in some places. It’s really sad. The rot of this country is undeniable
     
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  10. tilly

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    AND they are forced to root for the Lions.
     
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  11. buckeyegator

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    not to mention their govener
     
  12. buckeyegator

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    see, i did not use the word that rhymes with oron to describe her.
     
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  13. gatordavisl

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    There may be hope for you yet. :D
     
  14. G8trGr8t

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    but our muni employees have most excellent pensions.
     
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  15. gatorknights

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    On the lake I lived on years ago, there was a flood (Caused by a crooked RE developer so don't get me started lol) and the older homes whose septic tanks were by the lake were submerged. The lake went from a spring to a septic tank drain field. It crushed the values on the lakefront homes. It went from an awesome lake to use to was essentially a retention pond that you dare not cannon ball off the dock. And the developers project never made it to market. Meanwhile, the lake was f(bleept).

    Taking care of our water is essential. Real people get real hurt when we don't. Living in Central Florida as a water ski enthusiast taught me a lot about that. But using DJT logic I'm an idiot...