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Tue., 9:27am: Dumped oil, brine found in Mahoning River

February 5, 2013

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Feb-06-13 11:49 PM

Nail both the responsible driver and his immediate supervisor and his supervisor with max penalties for this pollution.

We want this industry to flourish but we need to send the message that we will not tolerate their "accidents" for 1 minute.

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Feb-06-13 8:37 AM

BP subcontracts local Joes with tanker trucks to buy their toxic leftovers from fracking, how convenient? It costs local Joes thousands of dollars to do the right thing, so when money is tight, they dump it in the Mahoning.

I believe BP should not be legally allowed to subcontract any part of the environmentally tenuous fracking process or lease local land for such purposes. They should have to buy and keep the compromised land to be responsible for any future problems.

Their method is to wlatz into towm, donate some money to charity, while they plan a systematic rape of Trumbull County land with as few responsibilities as possible.

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Feb-06-13 8:24 AM

One of the problems is the culture of denial that competitive capitalistic enterprise and environmental degradation are not intrinsically linked. This pledge of insanity is led by the likes of Rush Jerkbaugh, Fox News worshippers and all representative politicians who answer to big money long before they respect our common air, land, and water or the sanctity of life.

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Feb-06-13 8:12 AM

I have seen gas/oil tankers pull up into brownfields along the Mahoning and dump their brine and oil. It's going to be more and more common when the frack hits the fan.

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Feb-05-13 2:22 PM

I'm telling ya, ya gotta watch these businesses like a hawk!

They will NOT police themselves; if it's a choice between acting responsibly and "the bottom line," money talks and protecting the environment walks.

ANY business that produces ANY kind of toxic waste or environmentally unsafe by-product should (a) be bonded by a reputable bonding agency against evvironmental damage, (b) submitto the local health department as a matter of public record an emergency contingency plan for handling accidents and spills, and (c)show evidence of colpliance with all local,state, and federal waste-handling regulations.

In the burdens of responsible commerce are too expensive or time-consuming, then close up shop, because the alternative is that improper handling of waste materials endangers US ALL!

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Feb-05-13 1:54 PM

Does this really surprise anybody? Big investment of tomorrow will be equipment used to clean up these messes. Hate to say it and hope I'm wrong, but there will be more to come.

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Feb-05-13 11:06 AM

The environmentalists tried to tell us. They were called loonies. Does not matter whether accident or intentional. It happened.

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Feb-05-13 10:18 AM

Was is a "spill" or was it "intentionally dumped"?

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