“. . . The sinkhole, which measures 45 feet in diameter and is 300 feet deep, opened up beneath a pile of waste material at Mosaic, the world’s largest supplier of phosphate. The Daily Mail reported a storage pond containing215 million gallons of radioactive watersat atop the waste mineral pile and drained into the aquifer system, which supplies drinking water to millions of residents. . . “ ” . . .The Floridian aquifer, one of the highest producing in the world, is the principal source of groundwater for most of the state, and extends into southern Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina. . . “
FICTION– “The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for most dams in the U.S.”
FACT– State dam safety programs have oversight of most dams in the United States. State agencies regulate more than 80% of the Nation’s dams.
FICTION– “Dams are like roads and bridges. The government takes care of them.”
FACT – Most dams are privately owned. Dam owners are responsible for maintenance and upgrades. Private dam owners are responsible for more than 65% of the Nation’s dams. Many lack the financial resources necessary for adequate dam maintenance.
FICTION – “There are only a few dams in my State.”
FACT – There are more than 84,000 dams in the United States (as of 2010). Most States are home to hundreds—or thousands—of dams, and each must meet regulatory criteria. • Texas has the most dams—more than 7,000—followed by Kansas (6,087), Missouri (5,099), Oklahoma (4,755), and Georgia (4,606). • Mississippi, North Carolina, and Iowa each have more than 3,000 dams. • Five States—Alabama, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and South Dakota—each have more than 2,000 dams. • Fifteen other States have more than 1,000 dams each. • Delaware has the fewest number of dams, with 86.
FICTION – “That dam has been here for years—it’s not going anywhere.”
FACT – Advancing age can make dams more susceptible to failure. The average age of dams in the United States is more than 53 years. As dams get older, deterioration increases and repair costs rise. Some common problems of older dams are: • Deteriorating metal pipes and structural components; metal rusts over time, and after 50 years it can fail completely. • Sediment-filled reservoirs. Some sediment may have contaminants from chemicals in runoff from upstream. • Runoff from subdivisions and businesses built upstream. Roofs and concrete streets and sidewalks increase the volume of runoff to the reservoir.
CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, Kelcy Warren, gave over $100,000 to Trump’s campaign.
News Release from:
“350 Louisiana, DisasterMap.net, Louisiana Bucket Brigade
February 6, 2017
For Immediate release
Contact: Anne Rolfes, Founding Director, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, (504) 452-4909, email@example.com Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco: 69 Accidents in Two Years Drinking Water Polluted by ETP Spills What and when: Tele press conference about these accidents, 10 am CT
Dial in: (949) 229-4400 Access Code: 9341354 Link to webinar: http://anne39.enterthemeeting.com/m/8J8X8U9P Registration required
(New Orleans)—A new report issued today shows a disturbing pattern with pipeline and other infrastructure accidents. Data from National Response Center (NRC) reports revealed that Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and its Sunoco subsidiaries have had 69 accidents in a two year span.
Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco are the companies responsible for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, the proposed…
“The pipeline would run 163 miles across south Louisiana, from Lake Charles through the Atchafalaya Basin to St. James Parish, bridging a gap between oil refineries in Louisiana and a major oil and gas hub in Texas.”