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  •  Not happy in Idaho or WA, OR, TX ...... (2+ / 0-)
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    Shirl In Idaho, Rachel Griffiths

    Our goverment at work in Umatilla, OR.

    The Umatilla Depot, one of eight U.S. chemical weapons sites, contains 12% of the nation's chemical weapons.-- Since 1984, officials have discovered 113 "leakers."

    After escaping the threat of nerve-gas attacks by Iraq during the Gulf War, Lt. Col. Casey Beard moved to Oregon, to help safeguard local communities from the Army's own chemical weapons, stockpiled in Umatilla.

    "Over in the Gulf, we at least felt ready if something happened," says Beard, director of the Emergency Preparedness Program for the area. "Right now, it would take about two hours to alert the population, yet all they're gonna have is 15 minutes."

    Down the road aways to Hanford,WA.

    In 1943, the U.S. government chose a location in southeastern Washington state for the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, now known as the Hanford Site.

    People received exposure from the river in several ways: eating contaminated fish and shellfish, drinking contaminated water, swimming in or boating on the Columbia River downstream from Hanford, or spending time along the river shoreline.

    Bush WMDs found in Texas.

    Once again an impoverished Texas neighborhood, in this case in the town of Port Arthur, has become the disposal point for hazardous waste, only this time the waste is potentially so lethal that a drop the size of a pinhead can kill.

    There's more, much more, but I think I'll stop now. I'm getting scared.

    If a man claims to speak for god he will assure he is also gods' banker.

    by AuntieM on Sat May 17, 2008 at 05:08:56 PM PDT

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