WHY THE MEDIA BLACKOUT? drinking water affected down the river …….This happened last week, no news in the media? Is the fix in on oil spills with all the controversy over oil trains? AFFECTING WATER SUPPLY FOR UP TO 35 MILLION PEOPLE. I got a call from a guy in Tucson about this. Thats how I found out about it. People are afraid to drink their tap water.
FROM THE ARTICLE – “As many as 3,000 to 4,000 gallons per hour of a mixture of oil and treated water may have leaked after a valve failed on an older rig owned by the S.W. Energy Corp., the Moab Sun News reported.
Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/05/30/utah-oil-spill-has-environmentalists-fearing-colorado-river-155090
******ANOTHER LINK THIS ONE WITH SLIDE SHOW - BLM’s Failure Pollutes Colorado River Water Supply With Oil
quote from above link and article – “It’s offensive to hear the BLM say they’re ‘pleased’ after a large quantity of oil entered the water supply for millions of people,” said Zach Frankel, executive director of the Utah Rivers Council. “The BLM failed the public and it’s high time to acknowledge their mistakes instead of greenwashing this pollution. They should be warning the public about exposure to this oil, instead of pretending its not there.”
VIDEO – note – this is the only thing I can find. Send to me if someone finds better.
ONE OF THE COMMENTS ON THE REPORTING THREADS
So the leak started on 5/21 according to BLM’s website but they only learned about it on Wednesday, 5/28? That’s pretty inexcusable! If the State of Utah can’t make the energy companies any more responsible for monitoring the production of these wells and identifying possible problems or reporting when they know of problems, or if the state had the information and failed to alert affected parties such as BLM, much needs to be done to improve the system. Giving the State of Utah and then energy companies more land to not be able to oversee properly is NOT THE ANSWER!
ED NOTE: I am seeing a pattern all across the country, nobody is ever in charge. Everyone is always caught flat footed. Can we expect the same here in Grays Harbor if an oil train spill happens?
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