[Marxism] Fwd: Detroit Free Press: Uranium-contaminated site collapses into Detroit River

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Dec 6 08:43:04 MST 2019

A Detroit property contaminated with uranium and other dangerous 
chemicals partially collapsed into the Detroit River on Nov. 26

The news is especially concerning because the Detroit drinking water 
intake lines are nearby downriver.

Due to the timing of the collapse, the spill went unnoticed to many 
responsible state and federal environmental regulatory agencies. U.S. 
Environmental Protection Agency officials were not aware of the collapse 
until contacted by the Windsor Star on Wednesday.

Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy said in a 
statement Thursday: "EGLE is aware that the site was previously used to 
process uranium and there is no evidence to suggest that there is a 
current radiological risk. EGLE has no reason to believe PCBs or other 
contaminants from the site are a hazard to the public or the 
environment. However, EGLE intends to continue investigating potential 
impacts as part of its assessment of the incident.

[And the water in Flint was perfectly safe to drink].



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