Pages

Jump to bottom

5 comments

1
jaunte  Jan 5, 2018 • 1:29:55pm

No local or state regulations, and the opportunity to walk away from any mess under the legal shelter of a corporate umbrella. What could go wrong?

“Norilsk’s Soviet-era plant spews tons of heavy metals like nickel and cobalt into the air, leading to severe respiratory and throat diseases in children and a life expectancy 10 years below the Russian average for plant workers.”

“Sumgayit used to be the New Jersey of the Soviet Union—the town was the nation’s center of chemical and pesticide production. Today, it is still feeling the aftereffects of years of untreated, mercury-contaminated waste dumped directly into streams feeding the Caspian Sea. Cancer rates in the city of 275,000 are sky-high.”

“For 85 years, the citizens of La Oroya [Peru] have been smelting lead, copper and zinc. Now 99 percent of the town’s children harbor levels of toxic lead that exceed acceptable limits. Acid rain has destroyed most of the surrounding vegetation, turning the region into a wasteland.”

“For 92 years, the lead and copper mines outside Kabwe, Zambia, ran with little or no environmental protections. It’s been more than a decade since the smelters shut down, and the lead level found in the average child, who bathes in a lead-contaminated stream and is constantly exposed to contaminated soil, is still five to 10 times the maximum allowed by the U.S. EPA.”
popsci.com

2
Anymouse 🌹  Jan 5, 2018 • 1:34:52pm

re: #1 jaunte

Well, that’s something for me to look forward to if this craptastic amendment was adopted.

3
jaunte  Jan 5, 2018 • 1:41:28pm

Related:

4
mmmirele  Jan 5, 2018 • 1:47:30pm

Civil rights for the flesh and blood? I would guess not!

5
AaronFromToronto  Jan 5, 2018 • 4:35:49pm

Ah yes, those infamous hotbeds of nanny-state cosmopolitanism, Omaha, Lincoln and Des Moines…


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Artificial Intelligence Is Going to Supercharge Surveillance - the Verge Donald Trump as President, Sessions as AG, a compliant Supreme Court if Trump appoints any more judges. That's the background for the following. ...These scenarios are still a way off, but we’re already seeing the first fruits of combining ...
Unshaken Defiance
9 hours, 38 minutes ago
Views: 92 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Meanwhile at USGS.gov : Partial Shutdown Due to a lapse in appropriations, the majority of USGS websites may not be up to date and may not reflect current conditions. Websites displaying real-time data, such as Earthquake and Water and information needed for public health and ...
Thanos
1 day, 2 hours ago
Views: 179 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Genuine Counterfeit Fake News UpdatesAn unknown source intimately acquainted with an alleged deep-cover WH shill confirms that there are four non-negotiable conditions for weeDonnieJohnnie to appear in person before the Special Counsel. weeDonnieJohnnie must be allowed to: bring his favourite Binky® Classic bring his ...
Möbiustripped
1 day, 23 hours ago
Views: 204 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Yes, Scarlett Johansson Was Calling Out James Franco in Her Women’s March Speech Addressing the 500,000 Women’s March attendees gathered in downtown Los Angeles Saturday and even more onlookers livestreaming it at home, Scarlett Johansson began her speech with a pointed barb aimed squarely at James Franco. “How could a person publicly ...
Thanos
2 days, 4 hours ago
Views: 305 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Russian Networks Pushing #ReleaseTheMemo Meme WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say. The purported Russian activity involves the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo, a reference to a secret congressional ...
Thanos
3 days, 13 hours ago
Views: 289 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Shout Out Louds - ‘Jumbo Jet’ (Live at WFUV)wfuv.org • Follow @wfuv: ow.ly Shout Out Louds perform "Jumbo Jet" live in Studio A. Recorded 11.1.17. Host: Alisa AliAudio: Brian CullenCameras: Brian Gallagher, Dan Tuozzoli, Tyler Newfell, and Alexandra ReillyEditor: Tyler Newfell & Brian Gallagher
Thanos
3 days, 22 hours ago
Views: 266 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Improving the World of Sportsblog.timesunion.com Billy Joel once said, “The good old days weren’t always good, tomorrow’s not as bad as it seems.” From one native Long Islander to another let me just say, “Billy, you may be on to something.” I’m not one ...
rhoffman
5 days, 11 hours ago
Views: 389 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 1
Comments: 0
: 1
First Footage From the New Kodak Super 8 Film Camera Can't wait to get my hands on one. Probably gonna rent 'cause $2500 or more. But what a great look. One of Kodak’s goals is to make this new Kodak Super 8 camera “as easy to use as any ...
Unshaken Defiance
1 week ago
Views: 668 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Grandparents Say ‘God Called’ on Perris Couple to Have So Many Children The couple accused of shackling their 13 children in filthy conditions in a Perris home were deeply religious and believed God had called on them to have so many kids, according to the grandparents of the children.David and Louise ...
Thanos
1 week ago
Views: 760 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
How Russia Says It Swatted Down a Drone Swarm in Syria On the night of January 5, a swarm of explosives-laden small drones, apparently controlled by Syrian rebels, attacked two Russian bases in western Syria, the Kremlin confirmed on Thursday. Authorities claim that Russian defenses destroyed or disabled all of ...
Thanos
1 week, 2 days ago
Views: 1,031 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 4 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0