Thursday, July 30, 2009
How'd you like some green goo in your neigborhood
A 41 year old mother plays Erin Brokovich and discovers green goo oozing from the ground near her home in W.Va. Turns out to be heavy metals from a shuttered zinc smelter owned by Dupont. And just like in the movie the ooze is running down into the local river. All this in the name of corporate profits. What's a few people's lives compared to a multi million dollar executive bonus. But what really get's my goat is the lies these guys tell the public and with a straight face as well. To give you an idea how evil these guys are stop to consider that Dupont bought Union Carbide a few years back. And the going joke in my own industry is that Union Carbide killed more Indians than Custer. When you buy a company you also must deal with the liabilities. Dupont has yet to deal with Bohphal India. That of course was where Union Carbide made pestesides and the largest industrial accident in world history. And to this day they haven't cleaned up the site which is still leaking high levels of toxins into the ground water. Just imagine if you lived near something like that and all a company did was to put up a fence and leave the area. And these companies have no sense of shame because they've done this in Alabama, South America, and other places that I'm sure we haven't yet discovered. And we see how safely the mining industry treats their wastes.
A thought comes to mind. You can pay me now or you can pay me later but you will pay me. When you stop to think about it it's usually cheaper to pay me now because if you have to pay me later it'll cost you quite a bit more.