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Friday, September 9, 2011

Toxic Tommy: Tell Us the TRUTH!

Starting last evening on TV & radio, I heard PA Governor Tom Corbett talk about the Susquehanna's floodwaters being toxic, and deftly inferring that sewage treatment plants along the river were somehow the primary and/or only cause of the toxicity.

For those that visit this blog often, you all know how familiar I am with the north branch of the Susquehanna River, especially what's going on in the areas being exploited by the Marcellus Shale drillers. It is a fact that many of the areas used to transfer and/or store materials (toxic chemicals) used for hydrofracturing were flooded and may still be under several feet of water. Additionally, overland stormwater runoff is laden with everything it flows over, around and under.

Tom Corbett knows that as well.

Folks...don't drink the water, and when things start to dry out, don't breathe the dust. The floodwaters may definitely be contaminated with raw sewage, but the toxicity our good governor speaks of may not be limited to what we flush down our drains and toilets.  

Please be safe out there once the waters recede.

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