Well, well, who woulda thunk it might happen….. especially in the Great Lakes Basin – where fresh water is plentiful, cheap, and used to remove Industrial and Human Waste from sight and smell. This waste, formerly fresh clean water supplied from a tap, is channeled to the sewer system which leads to a temporary holding facility where it receives “treatment” with chemicals prior to being expelled back into large bodies of surface and underground water supplies in an effort to dilute the extreme contamination and pollutants!
THE PROCESS WORKS!
At least until the concentration of chemicals and contamination becomes too great to be fit for safe human consumption. Meanwhile, lying Politicians like Walker, Vos, Dickert, Mason, DeGroot and Delagrave proclaim that the supply of fresh water in the Great Lakes Basin is almost too cheap to meter! What happens when the process fails and the water becomes unsafe?
Michigan officials have declared a state of emergency after a city’s drinking water supply was found to be tainted with a harmful nonstick chemical.
Lt. Gov. Brian Calley (R) made the declaration Sunday, days after the discovery of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the water supply for Parchment and Cooper Township, near Kalamazoo.
“This declaration will allow the state to supply additional resources to help with response efforts and ensure the health and safety of residents in Parchment and Cooper Township,” Calley said in a statement. He is acting as governor while Gov. Rick Snyder (R) is out of state.
But that couldn’t possibly happen in Racine, WI – RIGHT?
Test results released last week as part of a statewide effort to test water for PFAS found 1,587 parts per trillion of the substances in Parchment’s water, according to MLive. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an advisory health standard of a maximum of 70 parts per trillion, though recent research by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry found health problems at single-digit levels.
PFAS has been linked to health problems like cancer and liver damage. It has been used for decades to manufacture nonstick, stain-resistant, fire-retardant and other types of products.
The EPA and state regulators have only recently begun grappling with PFAS. The EPA has promised an aggressive effort related to the substances, including examining whether to regulate their presence in drinking water on the federal level.
Parchment is just the latest area to have a PFAS problem. Communities in New York, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and elsewhere have in recent years found high PFAS levels in water sources.
NOTHING TO SEE HERE FOLKS! MOVE ALONG!
“This helps make sure that every resource that is possible is on the table and that we can work as expeditiously together as we possibly can,” Calley told radio host Paul W. Smith of WJR. That includes water deliveries and other health assistance while the city and county work to switch their water supply.
Did you get that?
“That includes water deliveries and other health assistance while the city and county work to switch their water supply”.
Uh… where ya gonna switch your water supply to? City of Racine?
From the post:
Environmental Problems Increase in SE Wisconsin While the Racine Water Utility Acts Without Proper Authority
Great Lakes Compact: A regional commitment
The Great Lakes Compact was approved by all eight Great Lakes states, the U.S. Congress, and was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008.
The Compact bans the diversion of Great Lakes water outside the basin, with limited exceptions.
Only two situations allow a community located outside of the Great Lakes to apply for a diversion.
- A community that is located partially in the Great Lakes basin may apply for a diversion.
- A community that is located within a county that is partially in the basin, may apply for a diversion.
Any community applying for a diversion must demonstrate that it has exhausted all available options for getting water. In other words, a diversion must be a last resort.
Any diversion application must be approved by all eight Great Lakes states. The two Canadian provinces bordering the lakes are allowed to provide input as well. Any state may veto the diversion application.
Scott Walker, Robin Vos, Cory Mason, Jonathan Delagrave and Dave (the Village Idiot) DeGroot are just part of yet ANOTHER Gang of lying Politicians, seeking to expand their power, control and wealth transfer schemes. To them, Lake Michigan is just another asset to be given away to a Foreign Corporation for their use, abuse, and abandonment! After all the wealth has been extracted, for their personal benefit, the taint and costs will remain for the surviving inhabitants ! May you get a large screen TV as compensation!
We’ll fix it for ya –
Foxconn will provide very few jobs with (mostly) low wages (and temps) dependent upon government subsidizes, and the “investment” will be financed by taxpaying Residents – all on borrowed money from lenders which will have a first claim on taxpayers and require long term principle and interest payments. Foxconn will also be given “limited liability” for all the environmental damage they will create – and the locals will be stuck with all the long term bills and the environmental damage after Foxconn has told SE WI “SEE YA” , is gone, leaving the water supply of SE Wisconsin heavily contaminated! What then? Import your drinking water from polluted and contaminated Michigan?
Better LEARN TO SWIM! Because it’s coming – and the water will be TOXIC!
So just where is the voice of Environmentalist Racine Mayor Cory Mason (D) and former Mayor (?) John Dickert who currently serves as the President and CEO of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative ? Silent…..
They have been bought and paid for by their Masters to remain silent. NO DOUBT! Just ask Foxconn’s newest employees!
Please join Cindy and I is JUST SAYING NO to allowing Governor Scott Walker, Representatives Robin Vos, Cory Mason & MTP President David DeGroot to violate the Wisconsin Constitution (and their Oath of Office) by granting special rights to Corporate interests, stealing people’s property, destroying multi-generational Farms alongside an entire long established Community, loosening environmental protections, permitting heavy metals water pollution, instituting slave labor wages, providing taxpayer subsidies to multi-billionaire Corporations, and politician overreach.