On June 6, 1989, 70 federal agents raided the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility in Colorado. The decision to invade the bomb plant came on the heels of a lengthy investigation described in FBI agent Jon S. Lipsky's 116-page affidavit, which convinced a federal judge to unleash the agents. In his report, Lipsky accused Rockwell International and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) of "knowingly and falsely" stating that the plutonium- processing plant complied with federal environmental laws. In doing so, the contractor and its government client concealed "serious contamination" at the site. Lipsky charged that Rockwell and DOE secretly dumped hazardous waste into public drinking water and surreptitiously operated an incinerator they said had been shut down.
The subcommittee also reported that on March 7, 1985, the Governor of the State of Washington toured the Hanford reservation in Richland, Washington. Just prior to the arrival of the Governor's party near a site contaminated with radiation, and on direct orders from Rockwell Hanford Operations management, signs which warned of the radiation hazard were removed.
Deadly Double Standard
No chemical company its size has as dirty a record as the Velsicol Chemical Co. of Tennessee. Velsicol is the world's only producer of the pesticides chlordane and heptachlor, two pesticides banned in the United States because they are considered probable human carcinogens. Yet, according to a report by the environmental group Greenpeace, over the last two years Velsicol has exported approximately 5 million pounds of the chemicals to at least 25 countries.
Waste Management Inc is the largest publicly held waste disposal corporation in the United States. In March of 1989, California Waste Management, a subsidiary, pleaded no contest in the largest criminal antitrust case in California history, paying a record $1 million fine. Waste Management of Florida pleaded no contest to price fixing in Florida's Dade and Broward counties and was slapped with a $1 million federal fine in January 1988. Waste Management also pleaded guilty in October 1987 to conspiring to fix prices in the Toledo, Ohio area with Browning- Ferris Industries. And in May 1989, the U.S. EPA fined Chemical Waste Management, a WMI subsidiary, a record $4.5 million for improperly burning PCBs at a Chicago incinerator.
So lets have a few more nuclear power stations they're as safe as a house no worries about that. So what if it screws up the Australian environment getting it out of the ground who gives a **** about them.
Take a look at the waste happening around you O'bill, the flashing lights, office building lights on a night, single occupancy vehicals on the way to or from somewhere, The great lakes so contaminated you cant swim in them.
And its not just you O'bill its the all pervading American culture of greed is good that is doing the damage.