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Huntingdog

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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:33:38 AM

KETTLEMAN CITY, Calif. — Environmental activists and leaders of this impoverished community, outraged by unreported spills of cancer-causing chemicals, are trying to block expansion of a toxic waste dump that is the largest of its kind west of the Mississippi River.
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:17:30 AM

And the people living in and around the community are just considered to be disposable...
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Gnusman53
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Message Posted: Nov 26, 2012 1:16:48 AM

seems some people are saying what can a little toxin do....

Actually, quite a lot over an extended period of time...
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PDQBlues
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:15:31 PM


No one should be subjected such toxic materials as these people seemed to have been.
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Wanda127
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 10:44:56 PM

Thanks for the additional info SammyAdams
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Eugenian
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:38:05 PM

Disgusting.
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:46:15 PM

Wow, nuts.
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evowner
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:16:46 PM

I wonder how much campaign money was contributed by Chemical Waste Management to get rid of the EPA?
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kag2010
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 5:14:59 PM

Wow, had no idea.
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nozzle46
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 4:24:39 PM

Stop mfg toxics.
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AVKZ
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:57:43 PM

Stop toxic dumping.
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SolarReplaceGas
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:14:03 PM

Let those who advocate the expansion of this toxic waste dump relocate to Kettleman City with your families (I'll pay your moving expenses) and live there for 10 years, drink the water, eat the vegetables grown in the local soil, and breathe in the non-toxic air. Then come back here and post whether your opinion has changed.
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SammyAdams
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 3:05:16 PM

From the article: "Company officials say the 30-year-old landfill is among the most heavily regulated and monitored facilities of its kind, overseen by nearly a dozen state and federal agencies. During a recent tour of the facility, Bob Henry, Chemical Waste senior district manager, said the spills in question were small, caused by third parties and cleaned up on the site."

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Judging from the fines levied (as reported herein) it doesn't appear that the State and Federal regulators overlook much, if anything. But it is incumbent on those who believe that they have suffered damages to PROVE a correlation between the alleged damages and the activities at the waste dump.

And this would be the way to do it (at the "state" level), since this is an issue where the Federal government has no jurisdiction. We can sympathize with those who are potentially suffering from chemical poisoning, but there is a lawful remedy and means to pursue.
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mitt4prez
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:32:06 PM

Kettleman City, flat on its back by the thrashing it received from the Green fanatics who shut off agricultural water, to "save" a fish, is now watching the Greenies get out the dissecting knife.
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Mark8601
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 2:00:16 PM

Yah, it is out in the boon docks, in the middle of oil country. Caolinga and Avenal are nearby towns. It is right off I5. They have to put the crap they get out of wells somewhere.
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beale055
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 1:07:52 PM

Why? How toxic is it really
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doggod
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:42:26 PM

Impoverished? Wow, had no idea. I've never been past the big, thriving truck stop on the I-5. Maybe they should just move the town up there. Not sure what the point of the town itself is, anyway.

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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:30:34 PM

Reciprocate, send it to CaNaDa.
Michigan receives their trash on the daily.
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batloverNM
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:09:48 PM

Send it to Bucky's state.
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oas
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:55:50 AM

If it can't be contained, it certainly should not be expanded.
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YaBassa
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:48:42 AM

I would want to block expansion too. The problem is there a sites like this one in every state and more toxic waste every day.
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livedream
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:43:53 AM

Horrible situation, where it is obviously dangerous for humans to live safely and without fear of deadly contamination.

As a mother, I would definitely move far away from there to protect my children. Though it's really sad because poor people don't have the means to just pick up and move. Still, I would leave anyway rather than risk more death and disease as a consequence of staying there.

Red tape and Big Money will see to it nothing changes and they will unfortunately continue to contaminate this area. -- Move out, get out now!
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BuckyTJones
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:43:43 AM


Then they will want to send it to my state. The Dump For The World. Utah.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:36:18 AM

dump it in their yards at night then
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