The Flint water supply

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  1. usscouse

    usscouse BigSoccer Supporter

    May 3, 2002
    Orygun coast
    Same as Benteke scoring for Liverpool in the next 25 minutes. :mad:
     
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  2. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Ha....not to worry. They're already up to 7th when they could easily be 10th which makes the glass half full [or not]! :)
     
  3. ElasticNorseman

    ElasticNorseman Member+

    Apr 16, 2004
    Natick, MA
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    as long as the glass isn't half full of Flint water.
     
  4. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Well...something musta been in the water cuz the match ended nil/nil after both sides refused to score! :rolleyes:
     
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  5. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    I feel your pain!

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  6. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
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    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
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    I thought that was a good thing. :p
     
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  7. roby

    roby Member+

    SIRLOIN SALOON FC, PITTSFIELD MA
    Feb 27, 2005
    So Cal
    Says the guy whose team is in an unfamiliar 4th place. The last time they were exciting was when Gazza ruled! :p

    Ps...as for lack of scoring....sounds like one of my dates! :cry:
     
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  8. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
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    DC United
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    http://www.mlive.com/news/flint/index.ssf/2016/01/hundreds_of_plumbers_install_f.html

    Still not sure about whether the lead can be "removed" by normal filters (which have to be changed frequently or make most "metal" problems potentially worse) inside the home. Is the lead mainly coming from the larger pipes outside the home, or those between the city infrastructure and the homes, or the pipes in homes themselves? Will the newly "treated" water actually "fix" the lead-leaching pipes?
     
  9. raza_rebel

    raza_rebel Member+

    Dec 11, 2000
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  10. Kazuma

    Kazuma Member+

    Chelsea
    Jul 30, 2007
    Detroit
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  11. DoyleG

    DoyleG Moderator
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    Jan 11, 2002
    Victoria, BC
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    It was in the Union contract. He'll get off.
     
  12. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
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  13. purojogo

    purojogo Member

    Sep 23, 2001
    US/Peru home
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  14. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/29/n...-that-made-teflon-products.html?emc=eta1&_r=1

    Such are the unpleasant contours of a public health emergency that is playing out in Hoosick Falls, a quiet river-bend village near the New York-Vermont border that has been upended by disclosures that the public water supply was tainted with high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, a toxic chemical linked in some studies to an increased risk for cancer, thyroid disease and serious complications during pregnancy.

     
  15. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
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    And now Petersborough as well. Local news are having a field day with all their own 'special investigations' and fluff stories.
     
  16. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
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    Time for a little CSPAN break ... Governor Snyder is going to explain today how he's the real victim in all this ...
     
  17. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

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  18. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
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    His blaming the 'career bureaucrats' hurts my ears.
     
  19. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
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    DC United
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    United States
    Republicans Gonna Republican :rolleyes:

    http://www.eclectablog.com/2016/03/...eeting-with-epa-staffer-miguel-del-toral.html
     
  20. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    Wait, so you guys are on-board with holding the agency that is supposed to be in charge of this shit blameless, even though they knew about it just as Synder's administration had?
     
  21. Boloni86

    Boloni86 Member+

    Jun 7, 2000
    Baltimore
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    Actually the EPA doesn't have the initial responsibility here. The first line of responsibility lies with the state. The EPA is the 2nd line of defense if the state fails to do its job. You know ... states rights and all that ...

    But by all means we should be exposing anyone that failed to do their jobs. If there's any guilty people in the EPA, by all means expose them. But you can't just ignore the state who had the primary responsibility. Any attempt to deflect blame from the state is purely political.
     
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  22. Dr. Wankler

    Dr. Wankler Member+

    May 2, 2001
    The Electric City
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    If they were that bad, why would two Republican investigators need to make up meetings that never occurred?*





    *assuming that piece is acvurate.
     
  23. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    Who said I was ignoring that? Zillions of posts back, I noted that the MEQ had ********ed up royally as well.
     
  24. Timon19

    Timon19 Member+

    Jun 2, 2007
    Akron, OH
    Because Republican investigators are overreaching assholes? I don't know. But both the state and federal agencies with the responsibility of, ya know, protecting the environment and holding bad actors to standards failed to do so, and spectacularly so. It happens that both agencies are populated mostly with career bureaucrats. When the bad actors were other "public" agencies, they blew it. Big time. Possibly wantonly.
     
  25. Cascarino's Pizzeria

    Apr 29, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Investigators probing whether use of Flint River water caused a Legionnaires outbreak in & around Flint. 12 people died of Legionnaires.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention genetic testing may help prove that untreated Flint River water contributed to an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in and around the city, the MLive site reports.

    More than 100 individuals, of whom twelve have died, have contracted the bacterial disease in the Flint area since the outbreak began in 2014. Michigan state officials suspected in early 2015 that Legionnaires' cases may have been linked to Flint's 2014 decision to begin using the Flint River as a source of tap water, but didn't make that suspicion public until nine months later. City, state, and federal officials' failures to properly treat and monitor Flint's tap water after the Flint River switch are also belived to have caused an epidemic of lead contamination.

    The relevant CDC test found that a sample of water taken from the McLaren Flint hospital matched a sample taken from a Legionnaires' patient who is not known to have received services at the hospital. The reason that's important is because the state of Michigan is attempting to make a case, disputed by McLaren officials, that the high number of Legionnaires' cases during the outbreak that involved the hospital were attributable to the failures of its own internal water system. If bacteria found at McLaren match a patient who never spent time there, however, one logical possibility is that both the McLaren sample and the patient sample derive from a third, original source—like untreated Flint River water.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slat...naires_outbreak_cdc_findings_may_suggest.html
     

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