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From: GreyHawk (greyhawk121)9/6/05 8:47 PM 
To: All  (1 of 5) 
 9305.1 

Anyone with a KOS account, go over to this diary

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/9/6/202428/9994

and recommend it.

Then slam media and Congress hard about complicating the issue and destroying the environment.

They are dumping all the contaminated water - where else? - into the Mississipi.

Compounding the problem of the pollution at least a hundredfold.

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From: Alli (AlliJaguar)9/10/05 10:36 PM 
To: GreyHawk (greyhawk121)  (2 of 5) 
 9305.2 in reply to 9305.1 

All that polluted water, have you ever been to south Louisiana? There's no where to pump it to, the hurrican was as huge a blow to the ecosystem as it was to the people in the south. All it can do is spread out. If we pump it out where else can it go? There's no treatment facility large enough for it, if there was one before its probably just as destroyed as the rest of the coast.

Bear in mind it won't be easy to get it to Orleans parish. Strange as it sounds, New Orleans is not in Orleans Parish, its west of it in Jefferson Parish. And I'm sure Orleans Parish is already just as flooded as the city is already. You just don't see much coverage of it cause people know where New Orleans is better than they recognize each Parish. It would just be adding more flooding to that area.

There's nothing good about the situation, its just how it is.

  • Edited 9/10/2005 10:41 pm ET by 2 White Turtles (AlliJaguar)
 

 
From: GreyHawk (greyhawk121)9/10/05 11:31 PM 
To: Alli (AlliJaguar)  (3 of 5) 
 9305.3 in reply to 9305.2 
Well, there's the possibility of adding a treatment as it's pumped out.

Someone showed me this in another forum:

The US is behind the curve technologically on mass water disease contamination control.

The old method is to pour tons of bleach into the water. However, there is another NON-CHEMICAL and NON-TOXIC way to accomplish the same thing and it was used with great success in the aftermath of the recent Tsunami in Thailand and has been used effectively for 25 years in over 120 countries including Germany and Japan.

It's called EM -- "Effective Microorganisms". A US corporation called Whole Foods has offered to buy up the nearest mass supply and donate it to the Hurricane Katrina effort immediately.

Bleach, of course, is a poison and will not only destroy all the plant, aquatic and animal life in the region, it will also leave a toxic residue in the soil that will disrupt and inhibit plant growth for a long time to come. It could turn New Orleans into a permanent chemical desert.

In the Indian Ocean, EM did the trick. 120 industrial countries use EM with confidence, and it has been shown to have no ill effects. Currently, the US federal government is still planning to go ahead with bleach which will become an even worse, long-term disaster.

Please, this is a call to everyone to use your personal resources and personal contacts to prevent a tragedy of much greater proportions. Help us to get FEMA to authorize the application of EM as soon as possible! The EM website is: www.emamerica.com . They can also be contacted at: 1-866-369-3678.

Something along those lines might at least mitigate some of the damage.

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From: Alli (AlliJaguar)9/11/05 1:33 PM 
To: GreyHawk (greyhawk121)  (4 of 5) 
 9305.4 in reply to 9305.3 
I hope they go for that.
 

 
From: GreyHawk (greyhawk121)9/11/05 1:53 PM 
To: Alli (AlliJaguar)  (5 of 5) 
 9305.5 in reply to 9305.4 

I don't think they have, so far - but, hopefully someone will before the toxins disperse too much to make it effective or practical.

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