Monday, November 23, 2009

TWC Endangers Texas Residents

The nightly news covered a disturbing story in my area. A couple of towns in Parker County have been tested as having elevated levels of uranium. Four times the safe level.

Worse, the Texas Water Commission knew this, and decided not to publish the report, four years ago.

Check out the National Tap Water Quality Database Report on Aledo Texas.

I know that a couple of folks who read my blog, believe that government officials are always angelic beings that are always trying to do the right thing. I have trouble in this case, in finding the sinless motive.

They knew when they chose to bury the report, that this would eventually cause needless deaths and suffering. They knew that children would contract cancer and die horrible deaths. They decided that keeping this report secret, was more important than the lives of their fellow Americans.

They argue that there is nothing to worry about, because the contamination is natural. So keep drinking the contaminated water.

This article, "Radioactive Drilling Waste in Barnett Shale and Marcellus Shale. It's in our water!", points out that in 2007, there were no radionuclides in the drinking water.

So was the TWC report false? Was the reason they say they sat on the report, because they didn't really have one, and they wanted to make it look like the water has been dangerous to drink, all along?

Now, what's strange in my view about the radiation being naturally occurring, is that we're nowhere near mountains. We're in a plain. Our geology is mainly river and glacial sediment atop a limestone formation. There's nothing here that we might expect to concentrate radioactive heavy metals.

What we do have is a number of prominent defense contractors that produce hi-tech weaponry for the US military. You can discover that by doing a google search.

We also have a nuclear power plant in the area that is also discoverable with google. So we do have a lot of nuclear waste to dispose of.

And is this related to the recent surge in drilling for natural gas? Are they mixing radioactive waste with the solvents they are pumping into the earth to extract the natural gas? It appears that there is circumstantial evidence this is the case.

If true, did they really think they could crack and fracture the shale without the waste getting into the water supply? The whole point of fracturing is to force the solvents under pressure to break up the shale. By design, it will get into the drinking water. Why wouldn't it?

Thanks T. Boone Pickens.


At 4:38 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

It occurred to me overnight, that another source of radioactive waste is fly ash from coal plants.

We'll likely find out eventually, how we're contaminating the groundwater. In the meant time, I expect to see articles telling us how safe it is to drink toxic water, and how radioactive water is naturally occurring in our area.

Time to spin...

At 1:43 PM, Blogger an average patriot said...

Wease it is terrible what we have done to our ground water. Between the water the soil the air and everything else we have really frigged up this gift of life. All we can do is what you do and practice until you have what it takes to support your needs when called on!

At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironically Fort Worth supplies much of the commercially bottled water for the country. The supposedly safer water.

At 4:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a matter of fact Fort Worth has the highest rated municipal water in the country iirc.

At 1:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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