Friday, June 8, 2018

Logic of Dispossession


Many dangerous chemicals are ubiquitous in our environment. 

However, the EPA has decided not to include diffuse types exposure when evaluating risk. 

This is a significant win for the most powerful chemical companies, such as Bayer-Monsanto, whose Round-Up circulates widely:
Eric Lipton (2018). The chemical industry scores a big win at the EPA June 7, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/07/us/politics/epa-toxic-chemicals.html?emc=edit_th_180608&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=329620000608
Under a law passed by Congress during the final year of the Obama administration, the E.P.A. was required for the first time to evaluate hundreds of potentially toxic chemicals and determine if they should face new restrictions, or even be removed from the market. The chemicals include many in everyday use, such as dry-cleaning solvents, paint strippers and substances used in health and beauty products like shampoos and cosmetics.
But as it moves forward reviewing the first batch of 10 chemicals, the E.P.A. has in most cases decided to exclude from its calculations any potential exposure caused by the substances’ presence in the air, the ground or water, according to more than 1,500 pages of documents released last week by the agency.
Instead, the agency will focus on possible harm caused by direct contact with a chemical in the workplace or elsewhere.


8 comments:

  1. Most agree that the trump administration allowed massive cloud seeding and propabaly other technology to cool the southern united states. It was eone along th gulf coast to generate cooler water in the gulf. There was a strange mist:fall winter spring. Stange mist . overcast, colder, high particulates. The iceage meme generated by spooks and climate deniars was a cover meme for the massive geoengineering and chemical drop by trump, nasa, mic, chem companies on hwpless americans. Mny people died from fibrosis. May children inflicted with reactive airways disease from recurrent small particulate lung insult. This is the trump republican new world order! What a joke the liars and propagandists are.

    https://climatecrocks.com/2018/06/07/jeff-goodell-on-the-new-joads-climate-refugees-in-america/

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    1. https://thefreethoughtproject.com/council-foreign-relations-advocates-using-propaganda-americans/

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  2. Jeff Goodell on the New Joads: Climate Refugees in America

    Jeff Goodell in Rolling Stone:

    Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas and Louisiana last August, causing $125 billion in damage, dumped more water out of the sky than any storm in U.S. history. By one calculation, roughly a million gallons fell for every person in Texas. The water rained down on a flat former bayou that had become a concrete and asphalt empire of more than 2.3 million people. Highways turned into rivers and shopping malls into lakes. As the water rose, people scrambled for safe refuge – into attics, onto rooftops and overpasses. A Texas game warden captured a nine-foot-long alligator in the dining room of a home near Lake Houston. Snakes swam into kitchens. A hawk flew into a taxicab and wouldn’t leave.



    As the deluge continued, tens of thousands of people fled – some in fishing boats down suburban streets, some in canoes, some on Jet Skis. Others risked a harrowing drive through water, fallen trees and swimming dogs. More than 30,000 people ended up in shelters. Thousands more headed up Interstate 45, toward Dallas, where parking lots at IHOPs and McDonalds were full of desperate people wondering how their suburban neighborhoods had turned into Waterworld. Many of them lived in their cars until the floods receded, and eventually returned to devastated homes.

    Some people who hit the road during the storm kept going. A few days after the waters drained away, I was driving across central Arizona on old Route 66, which novelist John Steinbeck called “the Mother Road” – it was the route that hundreds of thousands of people took to escape America’s first man-made environmental catastrophe. Today, the ghosts of the Dust Bowl, the 1930s drought that caused a region roughly the size of Pennsylvania to dry up and blow away, haunt every gas station and roadside ice cream shop.

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  3. Near Flagstaff, I pulled into a service station and parked next to a Subaru with the words “We Survived Hurricane Harvey, Orange, Texas” scrawled on the back window in bright-pink letters. The mud-splattered car was loaded with luggage, boxes and a guitar case. A middle-aged woman and a scruffy man with wild brown hair pulled themselves out, looking road-weary and haggard. The man popped open the hood and fiddled with some wiring.


    I nodded to the words on their back window. “How bad was Harvey?”

    “Bad,” the woman said. She introduced herself as Melanie Elliott. “We had to get out of there.”

    “It was a fucking disaster,” the man said, bent under the hood. His name was Andrew McGowan. “We got swamped.”

    Orange, I later learned, is an old industrial seaport near the Louisiana border, population 18,643. The town has been hit repeatedly by recent hurricanes: In 2005, Rita savaged the city; three years later, Ike breached the city’s levee and flooded the streets with as much as 15 feet of water. Three people died. “We were just dealing with water all the time, constant flooding,” McGowan continued. “The whole place is going under.”

    “Harvey was it for us,” Elliott added. “Too much water, we can’t deal with this anymore. We are going to San Diego.”

    “What are you going to do there?” I asked.

    “We don’t know,” McGowan said. “I’m gonna play some guitar and see what comes along.”

    As they piled back into their Subaru and headed toward the highway, I thought of the old Woody Guthrie song about the farmers fleeing the Dust Bowl: “We loaded our jalopies and piled our families in/We rattled down that highway to never come back again.

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  4. Putting an end to wall street would stop fraud. Cutting off garbage credit schemes, would help tone down the conspucuous consumption and earth-destruction that goes on in murican , society .

    Less bs credit and less debt slavery. There is a need for massive solar, wind-renewables. Puerto ricans , with enough money to buy solar panels and batteries, are being forced into individual solar, self-sufficiency. This was after the trump whitefish, fraud, debacle where trumps cronies stole 300 million and did nothing. Also the 4600 person racist- genocide.

    It will take significant monies to close the nuclear reactors, and safely dispose of all the rad waste in this radioactive sewer country.

    The corporations will not do it. Look at the St lous dump, full of millions of tons of nuclear waste, that is on fire!

    There is a place, that started witb 16 million tons of nuclear waste, in the open, on a major river. The 16 million tons of radioactive waste, would have just killed everyone around it, and down river, if no one had said anything or done anything.

    The bastards, that owned it, stole the money to clean it up, declared bankrupcy and split! The govt was sued and finally did something. Then fuko trump came to power and it has stopped w 8 million tons left.

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  5. There are 4 problems with Jet Setting in this Day and age
    1. Ortho Tri Cresyl Phosphate
    2. JET Lag
    3.Cosmic Radiation
    4. Increased upper Atmosphere Chemical and ionic Radiation Pollution

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  6. https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jun/07/yellowstone-trump-administration-dan-wenk


    Yellowstone National Park superintendent forced out for preserving Bison and other wildlife at yellowstoneZinke has massacred bison there and much wl in alaska. What kind of puss brained evil bastard criminal besides trump zinke trumpo would even come up with this kind of evil shit?

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  7. I wonder why no one tests lichens, molds, and fungus for radionuclide along the west coast and in Japan?

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