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Scientists: “This study of polyfluoroalkyl contaminated drinking water shows a big problem that will kill people if we don’t address it.” Pruett: “Bury that mutha.”

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  1. Scott Pruitt’s EPA and the White House sought to block publication of a federal health study on a nationwide water-contamination crisis, after one Trump administration aide warned it would cause a "public relations nightmare," newly disclosed emails reveal.

    The intervention early this year — not previously disclosed — came as HHS' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry was preparing to publish its assessment of a class of toxic chemicals that has contaminated water supplies near military bases, chemical plants and other sites from New York to Michigan to West Virginia. The study would show that the chemicals endanger human health at a far lower level than EPA has previously called safe, according to the emails.

    “The public, media, and Congressional reaction to these numbers is going to be huge,” one unidentified White House aide said in an email forwarded on Jan. 30 by James Herz, a political appointee who oversees environmental issues at the OMB. The email added: “The impact to EPA and [the Defense Department] is going to be extremely painful…

        1. It sent both of our kittehs into High Alert- they didn't chill out for a while. We were wondering if they knew something else was coming that we didn't. In the end, tuna helped mellow them out. Stand down!

          1. is this the origin of the term "cement head"? Also, I wanna be there when they mix in the SO₃, that sounds like a party.

          2. Yeah, I kind of figured. I've had the pleasure of doing sulfonations with | liquid SO₃ |, it's not for the faint of heart.

            Every time I use calcium sulfate I feel gypped.

          3. Also, you wanna explain to feeble minded me why both aluminum oxide and sodium oxide have the abbreviation 'A'? If that's correct, why not potassium oxide? Seems racist.

            I mean, why split hairs?

    1. "Pliny the Elder described a soft stone from Persia used in cups that may have been fluorite.

      Large-scale production and use of fluorine began during World War 2 as part of the Manhattan Project."

      Hello, sheeple, do I have to spell it out for you??!?

  2. Enck, the former EPA official, said she sees one troubling gap in the emails: They make “no mention of the people who are exposed to PFOA or PFOS, there’s no health concern expressed here.”

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