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Old 05-20-2020, 11:16   #1
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Thumbs down Michigan Dow Superfund Disaster and Donald Trump

With much of Midland expected to be underwater by later on Wednesday, it was likely that the floodwaters would breach the levees designed to protect the Dow compound, said Allen Burton, a professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of Michigan. This meant that, at the site itself, flooding could reach storage tanks, potentially releasing chemicals onto farmland and residential areas that line the river downstream, he said.

The Superfund cleanup sites are downriver from the century-old plant, which for decades had released chemicals into the nearby waterways. The concern downriver, Dr. Burton said, is that contaminated sediments on the river floor could be stirred up by the floodwaters, spreading pollution downstream and over the riverbanks.

“You worry about the speed of the current, this wall of water coming down the river,” he said. “It just has a huge amount of power that could very easily erode earthen dams and levees in place.”
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A former lawyer for Dow who oversaw the cleanup for more than a decade, Peter C. Wright, now runs the federal government’s Superfund cleanup program within the Environmental Protection Agency. A 2018 New York Times investigation found that while Mr. Wright led Dow’s legal strategy relating to the cleanup, the chemical giant was accused by regulators, and in one case a Dow whistle-blower, of submitting disputed data, misrepresenting scientific evidence and delaying cleanup.
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The threat to the Dow complex highlights the risks to Superfund and other toxic cleanup sites posed by the effects of climate change, which include more frequent and severe flooding. A federal report published last year found that 60 percent of Superfund sites overseen by the E.P.A., or more than 900 toxic sites countrywide, are in areas that may be affected by flooding or wildfires, both hazards that may be exacerbated by climate change.

The Trump administration rejected the report’s recommendation that the federal government provide more clarity on how it intends to incorporate climate research into readying these sites to withstand a changing climate
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https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/c...superfund.html

The threat to the Dow complex highlights the risks to Superfund and other toxic cleanup sites posed by the effects of climate change, which include more frequent and severe flooding. For more than a century, the Dow complex has manufactured a range of products including Saran Wrap, Styrofoam, Agent Orange and mustard gas. Over time, Dow released effluent into the water, leading to dioxin contamination stretching more than 50 miles along the Tittabawassee and Saginaw Rivers and into Lake Huron.

Research has shown that dioxins can damage the immune system and can cause reproductive or developmental problems and cancer.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/u...-flooding.html
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friggen cry baby call the mich gov its her problem right.dip stick
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Superfund sites are federal. Trump wrecked the EPA and filled it with polluter lawyers and lobbyists. That is why this site has been insufficiently prepared for this predictable disaster.

By excerpting the relevant parts, I did the work for you, ignoramus. Read those or read the article for yourself. You are a dupe, making excuses for the criminally negligent Trump.

Trump and the rest of his criminal gang and cronies and all the crooks he appointed to ruin this once great nation all should be charged for their crimes to the fullest extent of the law.
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lie lie lie and lie some more your going to hell with obamy.then you to can play hide the sausage all you want.
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^ says the cultist of The Lie.

Every one of my facts is correct, and all the cultist can do is mutter about sausage hiding in hell. Cultism of The Lie is a moral disorder that causes its victims to lose their minds and souls, not necessarily in that order.
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Sorry little Nazi... but I've yet to be convinced that you've the mental capacity to identify an actual 'fact', much less the ability to discern whether one is either correct or incorrect.

Looking in a mirror once again while waxing poetic about some cultist of The Lie I presume?
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