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  •  the plume is heading down the Ohio.... (9+ / 0-)

    but much diluted.  Cincinatti closed off their intakes as it went on by.  Bacteria will brea it down in the environment, but they will need to expand the population that wants to use this chemical as a carbon source- and it is winter, so metabolism is usually a little slower.  It could evaporate?  This is the question for me.

    You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

    by murrayewv on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 11:12:48 AM PST

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    •  I hadn't thought of the downstreamers (5+ / 0-)
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      JayC, ladybug53, murrayewv, worldlotus, JVolvo

      This is going to be an issue all the way down to NOLA and when it finally dumps in to the Gulf. Though it will get continually diluted I wonder if the press will report on that aspect of the problem? Haha, just kidding, of course they won't. :P

      There are lies, damn lies, and statistics but they all pale in comparison to conservative talking points.

      by ontheleftcoast on Wed Jan 15, 2014 at 11:19:14 AM PST

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      •  The Lower Mississippi Already (2+ / 0-)
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        is full of chemicals from upstream and from local sources.

        Nobody really knows what's in rivers, or what has been deposited in sediments over more than a century that get free when they're stirred up (like during droughts when water hits record lows).

        We need more good research on chemicals, better informed and stronger regulations and more inspections.

        All that requires people (jobs!) and a LOT more funding, of course.

        Senator (Cruz), you're no Wendy Davis.

        by VA Gal on Thu Jan 16, 2014 at 05:11:32 AM PST

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