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KILLER_CLOWN
05-20-2011, 11:16 PM
Massive Texas Drinking Water Radiation Cover-Up Exposed: Top Gov Officials Knew All Along And Kept Silent

Top Texas Government Officials Covered Up Unsafe Radiation Levels In Texas Drinking Water

An investigative report by a local Houston Texas news stations reveals numerous top-level Texas Government officials participated in a massive cover up by of dangerous levels of radiation in Texas drinking water.

The report from KHOU 11 in Houston shed light on what government watchdogs are calling “a conspiracy of the highest order” in the aftermath of the release of several email communications between Top Texas Officials in the Governors office, the state legislation and the state agency in charge of protecting the environment in Texas.

The emails were ordered to be released by the state attorney general reveal radiation tests of public drinking water were falsified to prevent Federal violations that would have required the local water systems to be cleaned up. Instead the Texas bureaucrats went along with the ploy to cover up the levels of radiation in water to protect their fascist corporate puppet masters and poisoned the public over the last 20 years causing an untold number of cancers and other illnesses.

Perhaps more shocking is the fact that they knew Texas wasn’t complying with Federal regulations and even gave them a stern warning in 2004 that basically stated “If you don’t comply, we probably aren’t going to step in and take you over because we only take over state radiation monitoring in very severe cases”. Instead Texas was allowed to continue to falsify their radiation reports for another 4 years while the EPA turned a blind eye to the cover up until a random audit caught them red-handed manipulating the drinking water radiation results in 2008.

Even after that the top Government officials play a game of finger-pointing and denial of capability, that was until the Texas attorney general ordered the email communications between the officials and the state agency be released.

The original KHOU is very long. Here are some of the highlights.

Texas politicians knew agency hid the amount of radiation in drinking water

by Mark Greenblatt / KHOU 11 News, khou.com
HOUSTON— Newly-released e-mails from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality show the agency’s top commissioners directed staff to continue lowering radiation test results, in defiance of federal EPA rules.
Related:

* Texas drinking water makes pipes and plumbing radioactive
* Read Internal TCEQ Emails
* TWAC 2004 annual report to Texas leadership
* June 2004 TWAC meeting summary
* TCEQ testimony to TWAC June 2004
* I-Team investigates radiation in our water supply

HOUSTON— Newly-released e-mails from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality show the agency’s top commissioners directed staff to continue lowering radiation test results, in defiance of federal EPA rules.

The e-mails and documents, released under order from the Texas Attorney General to KHOU-TV, also show the agency was attempting to help water systems get out of formally violating federal limits for radiation in drinking water. Without a formal violation, the water systems did not have to inform their residents of the increased health risk.

read more at http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/05/20/massive-texas-drinking-water-radiation-coverup-exposed-top-gov-official-knew-silent-22840/

durtyrute
05-21-2011, 10:18 PM
Why is it that articles such as this one get no replies, but let Charlie Sheen say some dumb shit and everyone is talking about it.

Crazy

orange
05-21-2011, 10:28 PM
Why is it that articles such as this one get no replies, but let Charlie Sheen say some dumb shit and everyone is talking about it.

Crazy

You know, you're absolutely right! The EPA's got to crack down on Texas!

A muscular EPA - that is what you're demanding, isn't it?

KILLER_CLOWN
05-21-2011, 10:32 PM
There are actually talking heads saying Radiation is good for you in moderation, so i guess they'll have to raise the price of the water now.

orange
05-21-2011, 10:35 PM
It's not just that the House GOP is pushing—and will likely pass—a bill that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating planet-warming emissions and nullify the agency's scientific finding that those gases endanger human health. Congressional Republicans have mounted an all-out assault on the EPA, pushing a lengthy list of measures to handcuff the agency from exercising its regulatory authority. For good measure, they are also trying to slash the agency's budget by a third.

The continuing resolution—the seven-month measure to fund the federal government, which the House passed on February 19—included 19 separate riders that have almost nothing to do with cutting the deficit and everything to do with derailing the EPA's regulatory clout. These provisions would block the agency from issuing regulations on particulate pollution, emissions from cement plants, and emissions of mercury, arsenic, and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. The riders would also restrict oversight of mountaintop-removal coal mining, block pending regulations on coal-ash disposal, and bar the EPA from moving forward with its plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and other national waterways.

Taken as a whole, says Franz Matzner, climate and air legislative director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, the House GOP's EPA onslaught represents "a cut-by-cut attack on fundamental public health laws." Beyond the specific riders blocking the agency from issuing new regulations, he says, the "draconian cuts" would mean fewer environmental officials on the ground to ensure that existing regulations are being upheld.

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/03/republican-epa-ambush

orange
05-21-2011, 10:39 PM
http://images5.cafepress.com/image/53210275_125x125.png

I can count the two of you in, right?

KILLER_CLOWN
05-21-2011, 11:04 PM
It's not just that the House GOP is pushing—and will likely pass—a bill that would bar the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating planet-warming emissions and nullify the agency's scientific finding that those gases endanger human health. Congressional Republicans have mounted an all-out assault on the EPA, pushing a lengthy list of measures to handcuff the agency from exercising its regulatory authority. For good measure, they are also trying to slash the agency's budget by a third.

The continuing resolution—the seven-month measure to fund the federal government, which the House passed on February 19—included 19 separate riders that have almost nothing to do with cutting the deficit and everything to do with derailing the EPA's regulatory clout. These provisions would block the agency from issuing regulations on particulate pollution, emissions from cement plants, and emissions of mercury, arsenic, and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants. The riders would also restrict oversight of mountaintop-removal coal mining, block pending regulations on coal-ash disposal, and bar the EPA from moving forward with its plan to clean up the Chesapeake Bay and other national waterways.

Taken as a whole, says Franz Matzner, climate and air legislative director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, the House GOP's EPA onslaught represents "a cut-by-cut attack on fundamental public health laws." Beyond the specific riders blocking the agency from issuing new regulations, he says, the "draconian cuts" would mean fewer environmental officials on the ground to ensure that existing regulations are being upheld.

http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/03/republican-epa-ambush

Obviously the EPA isn't doing much good is it?

KILLER_CLOWN
05-21-2011, 11:06 PM
http://images5.cafepress.com/image/53210275_125x125.png

I can count the two of you in, right?

See this thread for the answer! ;)

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=245362

orange
05-21-2011, 11:23 PM
Obviously the EPA isn't doing much good is it?

From your article: 2004 and 2008.

:hmmm: What do those years have in common?

http://www.mindfully.org/Reform/2008/Bush-Warns-Economy15mar08.jpg

orange
05-21-2011, 11:33 PM
See this thread for the answer! ;)

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=245362

Ron Paul suggests eliminating the EPA would help the economy.
By Jen on Apr 5th, 2010 at 1:57 pm in Gov. Operations

http://www.mygov365.com/discussions/discussion/119

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Let's see if I've got this.

We eliminate the EPA -> there are no EPA rules -> Texas is not violating EPA rules!

VOILA'!

http://www.geaugaconstitutionalcouncil.org/userfiles/image/Brilliant_00.jpg

Mr. Kotter
05-22-2011, 12:03 AM
Dang it, it's May 22nd, the doom-sayers were "off".....just sayin'...heh. LMAO

CrazyPhuD
05-22-2011, 12:16 AM
There are actually talking heads saying Radiation is good for you in moderation, so i guess they'll have to raise the price of the water now.

Well to be fair it worked out pretty well with bruce banner and peter parker.

KILLER_CLOWN
05-22-2011, 12:56 AM
Ron Paul suggests eliminating the EPA would help the economy.
By Jen on Apr 5th, 2010 at 1:57 pm in Gov. Operations

http://www.mygov365.com/discussions/discussion/119

...............................................................................................

Let's see if I've got this.

We eliminate the EPA -> there are no EPA rules -> Texas is not violating EPA rules!

VOILA'!

http://www.geaugaconstitutionalcouncil.org/userfiles/image/Brilliant_00.jpg

Well like i said if they aren't helping then why have them around and believe they are doing their job?

tiptap
05-23-2011, 08:46 AM
Some waters have radiation naturally occurring. And the question becomes how much radiation is safe. The Texas government "suggests" that the EPA method of measuring risk is overstating the case. That is why the Texas Agencies were willing to help in fudging numbers. They tried to use their method of analysis. So the question is how concerned is the Texas Government compared to the EPA to common man's sources of water being radiation free.