Monday, September 22, 2008
SNT: EPA Won't clean up the rocket fuel. Why?
EPA reached the conclusion in a draft regulatory document not yet made public but reviewed Monday by The Associated Press.
The ingredient, perchlorate, has been found in at least 395 sites in 35 states at levels some scientists say could interfere with thyroid function and pose developmental health risks, particularly for babies and fetuses.
The EPA document says that mandating a cleanup level for perchlorate would not result in a "meaningful opportunity for health risk reduction for persons served by public-water systems."
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the federal government of the United States charged with protecting human health and with safeguarding the natural environment: air, water, and land. The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, when it was passed by Congress, and signed into law by President Nixon, and has since been chiefly responsible for the environmental policy of the United States. It is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President of the United States. The EPA is not a Cabinet agency, but the Administrator is normally given cabinet rank. The current Administrator (as of 2007) is Stephen L. Johnson, and the current Deputy Administrator is Marcus Peacock. The agency has approximately 18,000 full-time employees.
How nice a agency that was created to protect now has condemn men, women and children to drink contaminate water. The clean up would cost to much and do very little if any good. Once again a government agency putting money in front of people that they are charge with protecting. Its not really surprising since every branch of government has one time or another screwed the American public over for money$$$$$$$$$.
I can only hope the people in those zone sue the hell out of the EPA to do their fucking jobs. Wait minute the EPA didn't care about the 9/11 workers at ground zero.
Question of the day: Does any gov't agency do their job anymore, as mandated when those agency were created.
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