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Friday, August 05, 2022

Following reporting by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune and attention from the EPA inspector general, the agency announced plans to "inform and engage" communities about elevated cancer risk from ethylene oxide. It should have done so years ago.



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I remember when I was a kid, there were some summer days when the air pollution was so bad that my eyes burned when I went outside to play.

There used to be this ugly orange-brown layer when you looked at the horizon.

At the time, there was a cleaning product that talked about "ring around the bathtub." We kids used to talk about the "ring around the horizon."

Fortunately, the EPA cleaned that up.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 07:01 PM | Reply

No word yet on how democrats plan to take on Monsanto and RoundUp!

#2 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2022-08-05 10:52 PM | Reply

@#2 ... No word yet on how democrats plan to take on Monsanto and RoundUp! ...

Why does your comment seem to think that only the Democrats are concerned about the chemicals in the environment that poison us?

Really, why?

Is your comment tacitly admitting that Republicans do not care if corporations poison the good people of this Country?

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-05 11:08 PM | Reply

Without reading the list, my first thought was Koch Industries who paid the Trump administration a ton of money to politicize the EPA so Koch could continue to pollute unabated by all those pesky fines.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-08-05 11:27 PM | Reply

If the GQP had its way the US would be one giant burn pit.

#5 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2022-08-05 11:46 PM | Reply

Back in a prior life, when I was young at college...

One of my fraternity brothers, who was on the college yacht team, asked if i wanted to go sailing.

I said yes.

As I've noted here previously, my college was in New Jersey, right on the Hudson River, across from 34th Street in Manhattan. So going sailing on the waters of the Hudson River was good stuff.

I went out on the river. Had a great time. Got my feet wet, so to speak, and literally.

A couple days afterwards, I noticed that the trim pieces of my sneakers were detaching from the sneakers.

Long story short, the chemicals in the Hudson River, where we sailed, had reduced the adhesive qualities of the glues that were holding my sneakers together.

Fortunately, only the trim pieces were affected,

Such was life in the 70's when corporate pollution ruled the Country.

If you're curious, pop into your search engine of choice, "GE PCB hudson river" and see what you get... Here's a sample result...

...Between 1947 and 1977, General Electric dumped an estimated 1.3 million pounds of polychlorinated biphenyls into the Hudson River....

Were those PCBs the reason why the glue of my sneakers dissolved?

I do not know.

fwiw, that fraternity brother who took me sailing went on to become a Navy jet pilot. He was an awesome person.

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-06 12:03 AM | Reply

"If the GQP had its way the US would be one giant burn pit."


Well, they are users and abusers. However, I'm sure they don't want to kill America. There's no profit in that. They just want to make some adjustments as to whom the money is mostly distributed.

Like dictatorships are wont to do.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2022-08-06 01:30 AM | Reply

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