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Experts Find 30 Trillion Tons of Toxic Liquid Injected into Earth Poisons Ground Water

Posted on June 22, 2012 by Soren Dreier

Over the past several decades, U.S. industries have injected more than 30 trillion gallons of toxic liquid deep into the earth, using broad expanses of the nation’s geology as an invisible dumping ground.

No company would be allowed to pour such dangerous chemicals into the rivers or onto the soil. But until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia.

There are growing signs they were mistaken.
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Give me a break

I'm in one of my moods today so bear with me when I write that I get tired of people that panic over toxins released by "evil corporations, poisoning our ground water all for the sake of making a profit."

First off - if they kill the populace, who would buy their products? If people started dying because of a corporation's negligence, wouldn't they sue or boycott their products? Wouldn't those same executives be as vulnerable to those poisons as we are or do they have special immune systems? Think Erin Brokovich: "By the way we had that water brought in special for you folks. Came from a well in Hinkley." I realize it can be argued they'll bring in fresh water and food, but all it takes is a disgruntled former employee to switch it out for the poisonous stuff. Karma can be a real b*tch sometimes.

Every heard of the acronym IWBH?

It's a very common term on Wall Street and on banking. I suspect the attitude spans many industries. It stands for I Won't Be Here. Which means "I don't care, I got mine".

If you can think of no other present examples of this attitude, wells, we gotta come by and take you around some time. Cause you don't get out much.

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

No panic, just facing reality.

The same could have been said about Ron Paul "panicking" over the Federal Reserve, but by spreading awareness (if it's taken some time), now the majority of Americans FINALLY want to DO something about it.

First off - corporations think in terms of short-term profits. Effects of their decisions on the health of people aren't being tracked at all, let alone quarterly. And just try to prove cause & effect in court (against in-house legal teams). And executives are generally personally protected. They're in it for themselves. Second, corporations do all they can to evade accountability. For example, our government, in advance, exonerated drug companies from liability for BAD vaccines. That included even when Merck was found to have fraudulently manipulated test data for the mumps vaccine to show a phony level of efficacy - that resulted in, hello, widespread outbreaks of the mumps! (In the meantime, it was blamed on parents who'd refused to have their children vaccinated.) Legally, they can't be sued. In this case, it's rational to assume that so much toxic waste pumped into the ground WILL sooner or later end up in drinking water and also streams (affecting aquatic life that is part of the food chain). http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1217/images/figa-2_new.gif

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

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Freakin Frackers!

Given the scale of new technologies

the scope of what geo-engineering and bio-engineering now affect, we're treading on thin ice. I hear so many conspiracy theories about December 21 - meant to prepare or meant to scare, who knows - but I sometimes think, you know, maybe it's time, maybe it's time for a BIG paradigm shift in the thinking of mankind - man's relation to the earth and man's relation to man. Things have gotten so out of control on so many fronts.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

30 trillion tons doesn't sound right

Too much volume...

It's actually 30 trillion *gallons*..

Which works out (I think) to a mere

125 billion tons...

Gee, and I was thinking it was something to worry about...

allow me to list out the key sentence

until recently, scientists and environmental officials have assumed that deep layers of rock beneath the earth would safely entomb the waste for millennia

like ron paul says.. big government colluding with big businesses is the way to create environmental hazard.. if you let government agencies rule an entire nation-wide industry or industries, you only need one 'honest mistake' from epa or whatever environmental agency involved to create a nation-wide crisis.. the better way is to break it down to individual basis and watch businesses via the court system, not regulatory bureaucracies.. but of course, environmentalists won't agree. generally too stupid to.

excellent points jtstellar

just for another example: I come from former socialist country Czech Republic. In that time the environmental situation was what we would today call truly disastrous - whole regions of the country forests were destroyed by acid rains from big government-run brown coal powerplants - it looked like this http://soubory.eto.vurv.cz/obr/ZZ-KCM-VURV-2008-final_html_2... over areas of many thousands square miles, people especially in bigger cities suffered almost continuous smog situation, no fish in the rivers, because big government-run chemical factories poisoned the rivers, even after 20 years of recovery there are still places which are no man land because of extensive uranium mining using acid infusion method. etc.
In fact it was Vaclav Klaus - then a conservative prime minister, now our president, who shares many Ron Paul ideas, who largely stopped the smog pollution when he in 90's privatetized the powerplants and so found the private money for the desulphurization of the powerplants and his government also pushed through order of catalyzators for cars - the most important environmental improvements since several decades in our country - he did for our environment clearly much more - one who lives in our country and remembers the times of the socialism can tell the difference.. - than the big government spenders and environmentalists together, yet paradoxically he is conceived a big enemy of the environmentalists, because he fervently criticizes the "anthropological global warming" scam.

Here's one of the articles they sited.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/06/injection_wel...
It goes into more detail.

This was all done under the supervision of the EPA, so I'm sure that'll make you feel better:-(

This should

also be in the title: "under the supervision of the EPA"

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com

Woops...

Note that natural gas fracking also pumps cocktails
of chemicals deep underground. Most of this is flushed
back out - mixed with now-polluted water which then
must be disposed of... often by re-injecting it underground
somewhere else. Fracking isn't the only source of this,
but it is adding greatly to the problem.

A few people make out in the short run with activities like
this, but they rob and injure, even kill people in general,
including generations not even born yet. How can this
be morally justifiable?

All the kings horses, men, expert panels and techno fixes
are not going to be able to fix some of these disasters and
neither are lawsuits after the fact.

Some actions are simply so destructive and stupid they need
to be prohibited outright. This appears to be one of those
situations.

just a technicality

Do they understand the difference between gallon and ton in Iran?

good point

should edit the article.

the amount in tons works out to *only*

125 Billion

(1 gallon of water weighs about 8.33 lbs.)