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    Default Clean water: Why is this not a bigger deal?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/us...html?th&emc=th

    The mountains surrounding the home of Mrs. Hall-Massey’s family and West Virginia’s nearby capital have long been mined for coal. And for years, the area enjoyed clean well water.

    But starting about a decade ago, awful smells began coming from local taps. The water was sometimes gray, cloudy and oily. Bathtubs and washers developed rust-colored rings that scrubbing could not remove. When Mrs. Hall-Massey’s husband installed industrial water filters, they quickly turned black. Tests showed that their water contained toxic amounts of lead, manganese, barium and other metals that can contribute to organ failure or developmental problems.

    Around that time, nearby coal companies had begun pumping industrial waste into the ground. Mining companies often wash their coal to remove impurities. The leftover liquid — a black fluid containing dissolved minerals and chemicals, known as sludge or slurry — is often disposed of in vast lagoons or through injection into abandoned mines. The liquid in those lagoons and shafts can flow through cracks in the earth into water supplies. Companies must regularly send samples of the injected liquid to labs, which provide reports that are forwarded to state regulators...
    Sometimes those concentrations exceeded legal limits by as much as 1,000 percent. Those chemicals have been shown to contribute to cancer, organ failures and other diseases.

    But those companies were never fined or punished for those illegal injections, according to state records. They were never even warned that their activities had been noticed.
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    Because we have bottled water now.
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    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    Because we have bottled water now.
    So your answer is that everyone drink bath and cook with bottled water. Yeah that's practical.
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    "They the type of cats who pollute the whole shoreline. Have it purified. Sell it for a $1.25"

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    Drink, bathe, and cook*
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    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

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    I'm glad I don't live around there...

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    I love mining run-off. This one shows a highly acidic pool of water that's dissolved iron. A nearby strip mining operation left exposed acidic rock to wash away and basically destroy a good portion of I-99 and the surrounding area.

    "Stop it, you fuck. Give him some butter."
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    That's just the blood pool where vampires feed. Whoever said blood wasn't high in iron was just wrong.
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    Tiger got to hunt, bird got to fly;
    Man got to sit and wonder why, why, why;
    Tiger got to sleep, bird got to land;
    Man got to tell himself he understand

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    that's sad, when will humans learn that materialism and idustrialization comes with a heavy price? We are ruining our home, mother earth.

    But if you think that's bad, you should hear about the things that go on in china.

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    water in germany, at least in berlin, is perfectly fine to drink. My local source a bit of extra calcium, but is otherwise tasty. The best tap water I've had was from vienna.

    some humans already understand not to piss where they drink

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    I think clean water is an important issue, but you know.. some people think ignorance is bliss, when they don't think about long-term consequences. If they cannot directly see what the problem is, then there is no problem.. (denial).

    In my community, we re-use water that comes from the toilet, sink, drainage system. Somehow, the water plant companies passed a law stating that we cannot install soft-water tanks for use, because it would violate HOA rules.

    Think about it- if there are several different chemicals that go into the drainage system among other things (not to sound crude- human fecal matter), think about the types of chemicals they use to 'try' to 'neutralize' these toxic wastes. How many times can they recycle/reuse before these chemicals become less effective?

    My friends and I notice that we're losing more hair (in some areas where there are patches) than normal due to the water that's running out of our showers.. I'm sure there is some level of toxicity in the water that contributes to it..

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