Clean Air, Clean Water and the EPA

Reply Sun 8 Dec, 2013 03:04 pm
Only about half of the prescription drugs and other newly emerging contaminants in sewage are removed by treatment plants. That’s the finding of a new report by the International Joint Commission, a consortium of officials from the United States and Canada who study the Great Lakes. The impact of most of these “chemicals of emerging concern” on the health of people and aquatic life remains unclear. Nevertheless, the commission report concludes that better water treatment is needed. Read more: http://ow.ly/r7n9R

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Reply Sun 8 Dec, 2013 03:15 pm
A quote from the article above...

“We need to find which of these chemicals might hurt us.” –Antonette Arvai, International Joint Commission

Comment: Corporations already know which chemicals hurt us and what they do (for the most part), what we don't know at all is what a soup of "multiple chemicals" will do to us and the detrimental effects on wildlife that use these lake regions as their habitats.

Once again we have corporations and pharma creating a disaster and making billions in profits with no real intent to clean up their messes. And where is the EPA in all of this? Raking in the bucks from underhanded Wall Street kick backs... Just as the regulators did in the Gulf of Mexico when inspecting oil rigs. And over a million fracking wells have been drilled!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where are the republicans and libertarians in all of this? Trying to shut down the EPA...

And replace it with what?
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