The head of the commission that oversees the Ohio River said last week that the river water is not being tested for dioxin in the wake of the Feb. 3 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. Richard Harrison, executive director and chief engineer of
Heard there is some cobalt they want to dig up and lots of computer chips manufacture that needs that water, now that it is too poisoned for food production. Their logic is obvious, a land taking opportunity.
This argument by the EPA is remarkably superficially-thought-out in my mind. The dioxins formed from burning vinyl chloride won't be found at the site; they'll settle down wind and be washed into the water table, and eventually into the Ohio. To not test even once the river based on the EPA's flawed thinking indicates the terror of technocracy: install the useful idiot you want and you can get any outcome you want.
This is disgusting, no regard for safety. Just following the EPA’s lead. Right like the government does anything correctly. These idiots have no critical thinking skills.....!!!!
I covered this dioxin angle on my stack, it’s really the most hazardous chemical we should be concerned about:
Dioxin is a known and natural by product of combusting chlorine. It’s also one of the most toxic molecules known to man, persisting in the environment for decades due to its structure.
For Mr Harrison to not know this is dubious. He is either negligent in the extreme or a pathological liar, getting hard to tell the difference between the two these days.
I was under the impression that Agent Orange is the same as Glyphosate/Round-Up and while we can speculate as to whether or not the dioxin by products are supposed to be absent from the active ingredient it would be interesting to find out if commercial Glyphosate still has the same additionally noxious side product included.