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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Make way for more toxins in our water

Hard as it may be to believe, the new water standards for the state were approved on Tuesday. two dozen known carcinogens were approved to be dumped into our rivers and streams. This is ironic in that Gov. Rick Scott fights Obamacare, but with this new proposal, people may need Obamacare. I had posted the petition and my own experience with the toxic water the other day.

Maybe it's all to help out Nestles and Zephyrhills water. After all, Nestles wants to control the country's drinking water, Nestles denies that clean drinking water is a human right.


Sickening.

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7 Comments:

Blogger Madeline Kraskin said...

The DEP's new plans still has to gain EPA approval, so let's focus on making sure that doesn't happen.

July 28, 2016 8:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over population is the problem, which for example is why Chinese wanted 1 child per family. Numerous animals & plants produce toxins for defense. For human convenience humans concentrate products by digging & pumping up stuff from the earth to produce finished products such as plastics, copper, zinc & gold. In Colorado fracking increased earth quakes from about 2 annually to about 1,000. Billions of autos, trucks, buses, tractors, aircraft & power plants produce billions of tons of pollutants annually and enough heat to melt our ice caps which contribute to the heat and increased temperatures worldwide. In a perfect world and a god that cared, or a humanity that used its collective intelligence to balance all this crap out evenly human population should be about 500,000,000, to reach a goal of renewable resources, otherwise, protect yourself and your family. Get an education, pull together and create your own safe environment. Jobie Steppe

July 28, 2016 11:59 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

Sorry Tom, but your experiences point to problems with hard water, not necessarily the "toxic" water we drink and use every day.

That whole Nestle quote was addressed years ago - it was from a documentary in 2005. The privatization part was taken out of context and spread like wildfire amongst conspiracy theorists. Continuing to spread that misinformation while citing questionable sources is irresponsible. Globalresearch.ca is NOT a reputable source for news or information. Seriously, look into them a bit more, they post a bunch of conspiracy theory crap - chemtrails, military weather machines, 9/11 truther junk, etc.

July 28, 2016 12:38 PM  
Blogger Grapevine said...

Jean, you either work for Nestle or the Governor. The subject is still an issue and stories have been published about Nestle trying to hog the water supply recently.

As for the hard water. If pebbles and sand in the pipes that keep the water from coming out of the faucet is hard water and not something else, maybe you are right, but I disagree.

As for reputable sources of info, The NYT, Herald, Guardian, and USA Today are reputable. Here is a recent story from May 9 of this year in USA Today, calling Nestles out for taking water from drought stricken areas in California, profit over people, the usual with Nestle: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/nation-now/2016/05/09/nestle-fights-feds-water-rights/84163260/

July 28, 2016 1:11 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

I don't work for either. Don't know why accusing someone of working for the "bad guy" becomes a thing when opposing points are presented...

All those other news sources are far more reputable, don't know why you didn't choose to run with one of those vs that conspiracy theory site. And really, that article doesn't really prove anything - all these bottled water companies get their water from the ground. Are they all greedy?

Ok, fine. Sand and pebbles in the water. You live in a building right? That stuff could have come from anywhere. Have you seen the inside of an improperly maintained water heater? They're GROSS. Unless all other tenants in the building and nearby residents have the same issue, blaming it on the "toxic" water supply without any actual testing of the water is ill informed.

July 28, 2016 2:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Rick Scott as a former head of a Hospital group wants more chemicals in the water supply. He is going to be back in business soon.

July 28, 2016 2:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most plumbing fixtures are constructed from cheap sub-standard plastic, copper, brass and minor metal(s), which are all subject to electrologist, i.e., a flow of electricity that degrades/exchanges atoms, breaks down, moves, molecule flow, presto, the metals simply move on, disappear down the drain. You can pay top dollar and never know you got screwed. Presto, here comes the leaks. Jobie Steppe

July 28, 2016 6:54 PM  

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